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

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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

  •  5088FGSS 2010  LEC 001

FGSS 2220

Drugs can heal you or poison you, set you free or land you in prison, depending on who you are and your place in the world. The course sheds light on structural inequalities that result from the production, ... view course details

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  • 17367FGSS 2220  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

  •  8705FGSS 2267  LEC 001

  • No prior knowledge of China necessary.

FGSS 2512

This course focuses on African American women in the 20th century. The experiences of black women will be examined from a social, practical, communal, and gendered perspective. Topics include the Club ... view course details

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  • 17086FGSS 2512  LEC 001

FGSS 2806

This course investigates the rich body of Roman laws on slaves, crime, and women and children. Students will explore the evolution of power over marginalized groups and penalties for crimes at the beginnings ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 2806

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16111FGSS 2806  SEM 101

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

  •  5069FGSS 3000  LEC 001

FGSS 3530

This course will explore the classical, medieval, and early modern sources for our notions of monsters, including strange beasts, wild men, demons, witches, and cyborgs.  What do these figures tell us ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3530FREN 3530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16168FGSS 3530  LEC 001

  • Conducted in English.

FGSS 3685

Spy Kids, Dora the Explorer, Jane the Virgin give us Hollywood visions of what it is like to grow up Latin@ in this country. Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Sonia Sotomayor and DREAMers provide another set ... view course details

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  • 18185FGSS 3685  SEM 101

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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  •   Combined with: AMST 3720ENGL 3721

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17308FGSS 3720  SEM 101

FGSS 3820

This course will examine the range of issues surrounding the experience of gender in the modern workplace. Topics may include the historical role of women in the workplace; sex segregation in the workplace; ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 3820ILRLR 5820

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  7146FGSS 3820  LEC 001

FGSS 3991

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

  •  5090FGSS 3991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7873FGSS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7874FGSS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7875FGSS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19056FGSS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

FGSS 4201

In this course, we will delve into the neuroscience of gender difference. Reading the original scientific papers, we will ask whether we can find measureable physical differences in male and female brains, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 4200LGBT 4200

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18168FGSS 4201  LEC 001

FGSS 4339

Although the wounded, often feminine, body is the most powerful way of imagining border space in both the Indian subcontinent and the Americas, it is seldom coupled with the embodied practices and performances ... view course details

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  •  7779FGSS 4339  SEM 101

  • Limited to 15 students.

FGSS 4402

This course will explore how women are portrayed in hip hop music and culture, addressing women both as consumers and producers. We will draw on texts that analyze misogyny in hip hop music and music videos, ... view course details

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  •  8887FGSS 4402  SEM 101

FGSS 4427

This seminar reads pivotal theoretical works in feminist anthropology critically. We will follow the development of anthropological theory with specific reference to sex, sexuality and gender, beginning ... view course details

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  • 16838FGSS 4427  SEM 101

FGSS 4440

A one-semester survey of women's role in science and engineering from antiquity to the present, with special emphasis on the United States in the 20th century. Readings include biographies and autobiographies ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: STS 4441

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17306FGSS 4440  SEM 101

FGSS 4455

Women have from the beginning been integral members of Buddhist traditions. But their voices have often been silenced by male clergy. This course will explore ways in which images of women and the feminine ... view course details

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  • 18143FGSS 4455  SEM 101

FGSS 4491

Feminist approaches to questions in metaphysics, epistemology, language, and value theory. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4490

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16640FGSS 4491  SEM 101

FGSS 4509

Toni Morrison is best known for her body of novels that began with publication of The Bluest Eye in 1970. We will focus on reading novels by Morrison, including The Bluest Eye, Sula (1973), Song of Solomon ... view course details

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  • 17125FGSS 4509  SEM 101

FGSS 4835

An understanding of performance as object and lens, modality and method, is integral to scholarship and research across the humanities and social sciences. Charting the advent and defining principles of ... view course details

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FGSS 4991

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 Graded

  •  5091FGSS 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7870FGSS 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

FGSS 6339

Although the wounded, often feminine, body is the most powerful way of imagining border space in both the Indian subcontinent and the Americas, it is seldom coupled with the embodied practices and performances ... view course details

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  •  7782FGSS 6339  SEM 101

  • Limited to 15 students.

FGSS 6513

Toni Morrison is best known for her body of novels that began with publication of The Bluest Eye in 1970. We will focus on reading novels by Morrison, including The Bluest Eye, Sula (1973), Song of Solomon ... view course details

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  • 17888FGSS 6513  SEM 101

FGSS 6835

An understanding of performance as object and lens, modality and method, is integral to scholarship and research across the humanities and social sciences. Charting the advent and defining principles of ... view course details

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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

  •  5068FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

FGSS 7427

This seminar reads pivotal theoretical works in feminist anthropology critically. We will follow the development of anthropological theory with specific reference to sex, sexuality and gender, beginning ... view course details

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  • 16840FGSS 7427  SEM 101