Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies (FGSS)Arts and Sciences

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FGSS 1113

Online communication is becoming increasingly part of our daily interactions. This course examines the ways that feminism is talked about in the age of social media.  How do different online communities ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18016FGSS 1113  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

FGSS 1114

Why did disco music emerge in gay, black communities? How did Riot Grrrls bring "girls to the front" of punk shows? From hip-hop to musical theater, from Dolly Parton to Prince, we will listen to a wide ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18017FGSS 1114  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

FGSS 1940

By posing seemingly simple questions such as what is love and who has the right to love, this introductory-level lecture course surveys how love has been experienced and expressed from the pre-modern period ... view course details

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  •  8644FGSS 1940  LEC 001

FGSS 2010

Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused on understanding the impact of gender and sexuality on the world around us and on the power hierarchies that structure ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5939FGSS 2010  LEC 001

FGSS 2267

This course offers a broad understanding of the active and dynamic cultural, economic, and social, and political roles played by Chinese women. By challenging the dominant stereotype of the passive and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2267CAPS 2267

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16489FGSS 2267  LEC 001

  • No prior knowledge of Chinese necessary.

FGSS 2421

An introduction to the anthropology of sex, sexuality and gender, this course uses case studies from around the world to explore how the worlds of the sexes become gendered.  In ethnographic, ethnohistorical ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2421LGBT 2421

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6126FGSS 2421  LEC 001

  •  6127FGSS 2421  DIS 201

  •  6128FGSS 2421  DIS 202

FGSS 2501

The importance of sports to American society and popular culture cannot be denied, and this seminar will study sports films' vital significance in representing the intersection of sports, history, and ... view course details

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FGSS 2511

This course explores the social, cultural and communal lives of black women in North America, beginning with the transatlantic slave trade, and ending in 1900. Topics include Northern and Southern enslavement, ... view course details

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  • 16315FGSS 2511  LEC 001

FGSS 2633

How did the ancient Greeks and Romans understand differences in gender and sexuality? And how did their gendered identities intersect with other identity categories, like race, class, and citizenship status? ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2633

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17068FGSS 2633  LEC 001

  • 17069FGSS 2633  DIS 201

FGSS 3000

This course will work across and between the disciplines to consider what it might mean to think 'as a feminist' about many things including, but not limited to 'gender', 'women' and 'sexuality'. We will ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8690FGSS 3000  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: FGSS 2010: Intro to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

FGSS 3505

Blaxploitation films of the 1970s are remembered for their gigantic Afros, enormous guns, slammin' soundtracks, sex, drugs, nudity, and violence. Never before or since have so many African American performers ... view course details

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  • 16840FGSS 3505  LEC 001

FGSS 3990

Individual study program intended for juniors and seniors working on special topics with selected reading or research projects not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Students select a topic in consultation ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5940FGSS 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16622FGSS 3990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16623FGSS 3990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16624FGSS 3990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

FGSS 4371

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and empirical literature on the sociology of sex and gender. The readings cover theory and methods, feminism, masculinity, intersectionality, ... view course details

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  • 18504FGSS 4371  LEC 001

FGSS 4402

Hip hop has been dependent on women's contributions, yet female artists have had to work hard to contest their marginalization and objectification in the music and culture. Some of the most heated debates ... view course details

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  • 16722FGSS 4402  SEM 101

FGSS 4451

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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  •  8948FGSS 4451  LEC 001

FGSS 4460

Examines the changing economic roles of women and men in the labor market and in the family. Topics include a historical overview of changing gender roles, the determinants of the gender division of labor ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3440ILRLE 4450

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8071FGSS 4460  LEC 001

FGSS 4521

This seminar will investigate the narrative uses of history and memory in US fiction, focusing particularly on the impact of gender on these representations. How do US writers use history in their fiction, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 4521ENGL 4521

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17751FGSS 4521  SEM 101

FGSS 4607

Images of tattooed, inscribed, and marked bodies abound in popular media, from television series to blogs, from performance art to popular literature. When the body becomes a canvas or text, this raises ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4407COML 4704

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17462FGSS 4607  SEM 101

FGSS 4755

In the 1920s sexologist Havelock Ellis wrote a preface for Radclyffe Hall's modernist novel of gender transformation, The Well of Loneliness, nominating it as a vital document in the sexual scientific ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4755LGBT 4755

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17314FGSS 4755  SEM 101

FGSS 4841

The term "epidemic" travels widely and wildly in contemporary worlds.  But, what, when and where is "the epidemic"? How and why does epidemic unfold? This senior seminar offers an interdisciplinary exploration ... view course details

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  • 16438FGSS 4841  SEM 101

FGSS 4876

Liberal feminists and political theorists argue that sentiments such as compassion and empathy have the capacity to alert us to suffering, injustice, and oppression, and thus incite transformative political ... view course details

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  • 16651FGSS 4876  SEM 101

FGSS 4947

In this course, you will explore nakedness as a form of protest by various social movements and in compelling fictional texts. As you analyze nakedness from ancient Greece to 21th century Africa, Asia, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 4947COML 4947

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17152FGSS 4947  SEM 101

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    • Diabate, N

FGSS 4990

To graduate with honors, FGSS majors must complete a senior thesis under the supervision of an FGSS faculty member and defend that thesis orally before an honors committee. To be eligible for honors, students ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6124FGSS 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8338FGSS 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8565FGSS 4990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 16632FGSS 4990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

FGSS 6331

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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  •  8953FGSS 6331  LEC 001

FGSS 6371

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and empirical literature on the sociology of sex and gender. The readings cover theory and methods, feminism, masculinity, intersectionality, ... view course details

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  • 18505FGSS 6371  SEM 101

FGSS 6876

Liberal feminists and political theorists argue that sentiments such as compassion and empathy have the capacity to alert us to suffering, injustice, and oppression, and thus incite transformative political ... view course details

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  • 16820FGSS 6876  SEM 101

FGSS 6990

Independent reading course for graduate students on topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Students develop a course of readings in consultation with a faculty member in the field of Feminist, ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6693FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

FGSS 7312

The voice occupies a peculiar phenomenological position, on one hand emanating from material bodies and conveying that materiality with register, mannerism, grain, and break; on the other hand existing ... view course details

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  • 17522FGSS 7312  SEM 101