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

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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

  • 19373FGSS 1114  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Tyson, L

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

FGSS 1117

How are migrants and refugees typically depicted in film and news media accounts of their lives and journeys? How can an intersectional feminist analysis of gender, sexuality, race, and class help us to ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18857FGSS 1117  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Nesvaderani, N

  • 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

  •  4547FGSS 2010  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Chang, J

FGSS 2160

In this introductory course, participants will study the economic and technological history of the television industry, with a particular emphasis on its manifestations in the United States and the United ... view course details

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  • 16560FGSS 2160  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Salvato, N

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4731FGSS 2421  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Jordan, M

  •  4732FGSS 2421  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  •  4733FGSS 2421  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

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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  •  8525FGSS 2701  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Vaziri, P

FGSS 2722

This lecture traces the history of LGBTQ+ identities, relationships, and politics in the United States from the early 19th century to the present. We will consider, in particular, the shifting meanings ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2723HIST 2722LGBT 2722

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18334FGSS 2722  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Vider, S

  • 18337FGSS 2722  DIS 201

  • 18340FGSS 2722  DIS 202

  • 18343FGSS 2722  DIS 203

  • 18346FGSS 2722  DIS 204

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

  •  6953FGSS 3000  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hodzic, S

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

FGSS 3130

This course will study medieval women writers and some of the contexts and methodologies that might help us assess their works and lives. There will be some attention to writings to women, and we'll sample ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3130MEDVL 3130

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18019FGSS 3130  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Galloway, A

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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  •  7738FGSS 3206  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Boyce Davies, C

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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  •  8292FGSS 3310  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Goffe, T

FGSS 3400

Topic Fall 2020: The Time and Space of Immigrant Detention in the U.S.: Migration is about movement, yet the journey often ends in the denial of movement, especially if one migrates to the U.S. This country ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3420GOVT 3401

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Time and Space of Immigrant Detention in the U.S.

  • 17550FGSS 3400  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Juffer, J

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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  • 16824FGSS 3505  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Finley, C

FGSS 3520

This course will offer an overview of theoretical and historical responses to bodily and cognitive difference.  What was the status of people with (dis)abilities in the past, when they were called monsters, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 3520SHUM 3520

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16964FGSS 3520  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Long, K

FGSS 3550

"My existence is a scandal," Oscar Wilde once wrote, summing up in an epigram the effect of his carefully cultivated style of perversity and paradox. Through their celebration of "art for art's sake" and ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3550ENGL 3550LGBT 3550

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16690FGSS 3550  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hanson, E

FGSS 3580

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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  • 16521FGSS 3580  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Sakai, N

FGSS 3700

In recent years, feminist theory has begun to have an impact on archaeological thought. It is now recognized that gender is likely to have been a relevant dimension of social organization in past societies. ... view course details

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  • 18708FGSS 3700  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Russell, N

FGSS 3707

From White Chicks to Blackkklansman, American film has often depicted characters who conceal their race or gender, like black male cops "passing" as wealthy white women. This class will examine how Hollywood ... view course details

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  • 18678FGSS 3707  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Branfman, J

FGSS 3720

In addition to nourishing the body, food operates as a cultural system that produces and reflects group and individual identities. In this class we will examine foodways-the behaviors and beliefs attached ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3720ENGL 3721SHUM 3720

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17568FGSS 3720  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McCullough, K

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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  •  7842FGSS 3754  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Jaime, K

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

  •  4548FGSS 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McCullough, K

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7484FGSS 3990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ramberg, L

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7485FGSS 3990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Juffer, J

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7486FGSS 3990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hodzic, S

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17738FGSS 3990  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Goffe, T

FGSS 4123

Considering the archipelagic turn, this course takes a transnational approach to geographies, ecologies, literatures, and cultures of island chains. How are archipelagoes understood in relations of power ... view course details

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  • 17957FGSS 4123  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Goffe, T

FGSS 4212

Black women first began to shape the genre of autobiography during antebellum era slavery. They were prolific in developing the genre of autobiography throughout the twentieth century, to the point of ... view course details

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  • 16802FGSS 4212  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Richardson, R

FGSS 4260

This seminar addresses the intersection of communication, culture, and identity through an examination of gender and the U.S. media system. After introducing students to key approaches to studying gender ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COMM 4260

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18090FGSS 4260  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Duffy, B

FGSS 4336

In this seminar, we will explore how eating and cooking have historically shaped and reflected broader patterns of identity and belonging in the United States. How have food and foodways been mobilized ... view course details

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  • 18350FGSS 4336  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Vider, S

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECON 3440ILRLE 4450

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16979FGSS 4460  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Blau, F

  • Instruction Mode: Online

FGSS 4654

Having a voice is often seen as a central metaphor for a person's agency. Having a voice allows a person to be heard as well as to speak. Yet, how we speak or sing, and how our voices are heard is socially ... view course details

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  • 17868FGSS 4654  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Pennington, S

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

  •  4729FGSS 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McCullough, K

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6759FGSS 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Juffer, J

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6896FGSS 4990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ramberg, L

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7487FGSS 4990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hodzic, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17733FGSS 4990  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Goffe, T

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18473FGSS 4990  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Chang, D

FGSS 6123

Considering the archipelagic turn, this course takes a transnational approach to geographies, ecologies, literatures, and cultures of island chains. How are archipelagoes understood in relations of power ... view course details

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  • 17963FGSS 6123  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Goffe, T

FGSS 6301

This course investigates how sexuality, broadly conceived, is produced, represented, and enacted through a variety of media. We will consider how groups of people collectively produce their erotic ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COMM 6300LGBT 6301

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17580FGSS 6301  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Sender, K

FGSS 6551

As Théophile Gautier said of Decadent writing, "It is an ingenious, complex, learned style, full of shades and refinements of meaning, ever extending the bounds of language, borrowing from every technical ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6551ENGL 6551

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17976FGSS 6551  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hanson, E

FGSS 6580

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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  • 16525FGSS 6580  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Sakai, N

FGSS 6700

In recent years, feminist theory has begun to have an impact on archaeological thought. It is now recognized that gender is likely to have been a relevant dimension of social organization in past societies. ... view course details

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  • 18711FGSS 6700  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Russell, N

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

  •  5239FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff