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

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FGSS 1119

Imagine a world with no war, violence, or injustice. For centuries, storytellers have envisioned such utopias. This course examines the powerful allure perfected tomorrowlands exert, especially over trans, ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19567FGSS 1119  SEM 101

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

FGSS 1120

This course brings together students, faculty, and invited guests to discuss the art of leadership and the opportunities and challenges women in leadership roles have encountered in their careers and how ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COMM 1120DSOC 1120UNILWYL 1120

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 16104FGSS 1120  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This is a Learning Where You Live course.

FGSS 1121

How are environmental toxins distributed across landscapes of social hierarchy such as gender, race, indigeneity, and class? How might projects of environmental justice ameliorate or exacerbate these social ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19568FGSS 1121  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4486FGSS 2010  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18176FGSS 2010  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18177FGSS 2010  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 2335

In this course we will examine LGBTQ+ history in the United States with a focus on its recovery and public representation—what are the stakes of researching, preserving, and commemorating the LGBTQ+ past? ... view course details

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  • 17536FGSS 2335  SEM 101

    • TRMcGraw Hall 215
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment by permission. Please email Professor Vider (sv484) to express interest.

FGSS 2806

This course presents a cultural and historical perspective on ideas of agency, responsibility, and punishment through foundational texts of western law. We will primarily focus on three main areas of law: ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2806GOVT 2806

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17279FGSS 2806  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  6885FGSS 3000  LEC 001

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

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

  • 17135FGSS 3520  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 3591

How is the figure of the child constructed in popular culture? When and to what degree do children participate in the construction of these representations? This course surveys a variety of contemporary ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3591

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17244FGSS 3591  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 3681

Testimonio is a genre of prose that offers eyewitness accounts of world-changing events—from crimes against humanity like forced migration, detention, and genocide to the violence of war, both at home ... view course details

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  • 17234FGSS 3681  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  • 17205FGSS 3707  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •  7736FGSS 3754  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4487FGSS 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7387FGSS 3990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ramberg, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7388FGSS 3990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Juffer, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7389FGSS 3990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hodzic, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20504FGSS 3990  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • McCullough, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

FGSS 4127

Visions of bodily corruption preoccupy ruler and ruled alike and prompt campaigns for moral, medical, and legal reform in periods of both stability and revolution. This seminar explores the links between ... view course details

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  • 18914FGSS 4127  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 17376FGSS 4260  LEC 001

    • MWSavage Hall 200
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Duffy, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    COURSE IS CLOSED; ENROLLMENT IS BY WAITLIST ONLY.

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

  •  7532FGSS 4371  LEC 001

    • TUris Hall 360
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •  6996FGSS 4451  LEC 001

    • WUris Hall G24
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fuhrmann, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4458

This seminar explores the educational lives and schooling experiences of women and girls through ethnographies conducted in the U.S. and different regions of the world. Drawing on the anthropology of education, ... view course details

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  • 17865FGSS 4458  SEM 101

    • RMcGraw Hall 145
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Villenas, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 17396FGSS 4460  LEC 001

    • MWIves Hall 115
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Blau, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4509

In this course, we will engage in close and reflective critical readings of Toni Morrison's eleven novels. Morrison's writing style is characterized by highly distinctive strategies in the development ... view course details

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  •  7650FGSS 4509  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4560

This course will look at how Black women writers negotiated enslavement, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow era segregation while also managing to find avenues of joy, escapism, and a certain kind of freedom ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4560ASRC 4560ENGL 4560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19847FGSS 4560  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4661

This course draws on feminist, queer, and crip theories; animal studies; disability studies; indigenous studies; and environmental studies to examine anthropocentrism and various forms of violence that ... view course details

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  • 18046FGSS 4661  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4665

This course asks how Renaissance lyric poetry (including Petrarch, Labé, Ronsard, Shakespeare, Wroth) negotiates questions of gender through poetic innovation and, just as often, through the use of poetic ... view course details

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  • 18114FGSS 4665  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4668FGSS 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6697FGSS 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Juffer, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6831FGSS 4990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ramberg, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7390FGSS 4990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hodzic, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

FGSS 6127

Visions of bodily corruption preoccupy ruler and ruled alike and prompt campaigns for moral, medical, and legal reform in periods of both stability and revolution. This seminar explores the links between ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18923FGSS 6127  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •  7001FGSS 6331  LEC 001

    • WUris Hall G24
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fuhrmann, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 6335

In this course we will examine LGBTQ+ history in the United States with a focus on its recovery and public representation—what are the stakes of researching, preserving, and commemorating the LGBTQ+ past? ... view course details

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  • 20164FGSS 6335  SEM 101

    • TRMcGraw Hall 215
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •  8319FGSS 6513  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  5177FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

FGSS 7458

This seminar explores the educational lives and schooling experiences of women and girls through ethnographies conducted in the U.S. and different regions of the world. Drawing on the anthropology of education, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17931FGSS 7458  SEM 101

    • RMcGraw Hall 145
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Villenas, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person