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

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FGSS 1115

With the success of Hannah Gadsby's 2018 stand-up special "Nanette," connections among gender, sexuality, feminism, and stand-up comedy (once again) came to the fore of public discourse. In this class, ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18293FGSS 1115  SEM 101

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

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5718FGSS 2010  LEC 001

FGSS 2082

The Middle Ages are usually imagined as a time of manly men and feminine women: no room for gender ambiguity in Conan the Barbarian! Yet gender, then as now, was in fact unstable, multiple, and above all, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2082MEDVL 2082

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17230FGSS 2082  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2267CAPS 2267

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9085FGSS 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, ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5904FGSS 2421  LEC 001

  •  5905FGSS 2421  DIS 201

  •  5906FGSS 2421  DIS 202

  • 17054FGSS 2421  DIS 203

  • 17055FGSS 2421  DIS 204

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2633

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9374FGSS 2633  LEC 001

  •  9375FGSS 2633  DIS 201

FGSS 2701

What does the representation of sexual encounter in the Arabian Nights ('Alf layla-wa layla) have to do with a politics of race and gender? This course explores the millenia-long history of mediations ... view course details

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  • 18010FGSS 2701  LEC 001

FGSS 2770

This course explores the role of gender and sexuality in shaping the lives of Muslims past and present. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual histories, and religious treatises, we ... view course details

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  • 16544FGSS 2770  LEC 001

FGSS 2780

We experience our bodies as so much a part of who we are that we take them for granted. Yet the way we think about the body has a history of its own. This class looks at how the idea of "the body" gets ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 2781ENGL 2780LGBT 2780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16366FGSS 2780  LEC 001

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8285FGSS 3000  LEC 001

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

FGSS 3206

This course studies the life experiences and political struggles of black women who have attained political leadership. It will study their rise to political power through an examination of the autobiographies ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3206ENGL 3606

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16121FGSS 3206  SEM 101

FGSS 3310

This course explores cultural representations of Afro-Asian intimacies and coalition in novels, songs, films, paintings, and poems. What affinities, loves and thefts, and tensions are present in cultural ... view course details

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  • 17195FGSS 3310  SEM 101

FGSS 3540

This course explores written and visual biographies of African American and African women in the fashion industry as a launching point for thinking about beauty, race, gender and class. Some of the questions ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3560ASRC 3550

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16145FGSS 3540  SEM 101

FGSS 3754

In this course, we will critically examine the production and performance of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender through literature and contemporary performance genres such as spoken word, slam poetry, ... view course details

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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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5719FGSS 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9166FGSS 3990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9167FGSS 3990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9168FGSS 3990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

FGSS 4261

Topic:  Simone de Beauvoir & Moral Philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Simone de Beauvoir & Moral Philosophy

  • 17040FGSS 4261  SEM 101

FGSS 4312

From Switched-On Bach to Synthpop and EDM, since the late 1960s electronic synthesizers have expanded the sonic palette and identity formation of popular musicians, leading to new concepts of sound and ... view course details

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  • 16272FGSS 4312  SEM 101

FGSS 4331

In this course we will trace how the wider participation of women in the public sphere affected media, gender roles, and sexuality in early nineteenth-century England. Women, as well as men, responded ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4330

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16399FGSS 4331  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 4370

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9668FGSS 4371  LEC 001

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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  •  8441FGSS 4451  LEC 001

FGSS 4509

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison received her M.A. in English at Cornell University in 1955.  To study her, in a way, is to gain a deeper understanding of how she journeyed on from her days as a student here ... view course details

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  • 16140FGSS 4509  SEM 101

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  • 18962FGSS 4509  SEM 102

    • R
    • Richardson, R

FGSS 4641

This course examines contemporary literary and cultural memory work that mediates the emergence of nuclear energy in Asia and the Pacific after World War Two as a transpacific settler colonial and racial ... view course details

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  • 17663FGSS 4641  SEM 101

FGSS 4645

Why might a novelist choose to focus on food (or a chef) in order to tell a particular tale?  How do writers use the language of food to explore issues such as gender, sexuality, race and nation? What ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4645

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17156FGSS 4645  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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4041BSOC 4841STS 4841

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9046FGSS 4841  SEM 101

FGSS 4944

This course explores the philosophical concept of biopolitics and its diverse translations and/or adaptations across multiple disciplines and across the globe (Africa, Far East, South East Asia, and the ... view course details

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  • 18037FGSS 4944  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5902FGSS 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8027FGSS 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8200FGSS 4990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9173FGSS 4990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

FGSS 6312

From Switched-On Bach to Synthpop and EDM, since the late 1960s electronic synthesizers have expanded the sonic palette and identity formation of popular musicians, leading to new concepts of sound and ... view course details

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  • 16277FGSS 6312  SEM 101

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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  •  8446FGSS 6331  LEC 001

FGSS 6513

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison received her M.A. in English at Cornell University in 1955.  To study her, in a way, is to gain a deeper understanding of how she journeyed on from her days as a student here ... view course details

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  • 17667FGSS 6513  SEM 101

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  • 18971FGSS 6513  SEM 102

    • R
    • Richardson, R

FGSS 6641

This course examines contemporary literary and cultural memory work that mediates the emergence of nuclear energy in Asia and the Pacific after World War Two as a transpacific settler colonial and racial ... view course details

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  • 17665FGSS 6641  SEM 101

FGSS 6944

This course explores the philosophical concept of biopolitics and its diverse translations and/or adaptations across multiple disciplines and across the globe (Africa, Far East, South East Asia, and the ... view course details

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  • 18518FGSS 6944  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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6459FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff