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

  •  5893FGSS 2010  LEC 001

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FGSS 2230

This course begins with the hypothesis that there is not one version of masculinity but rather multiple masculinities, as influenced by  race, ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, disability and produced ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASRC 2220LGBT 2230

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

FGSS 2350

How does literary language depict the experience of physical suffering? Can a poem or a novel palliate pain, illness, even the possibility of death? From darkly comic narratives of black plague to the ... view course details

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FGSS 2468

Medicine has become the language and practice through which we address a broad range of both individual and societal complaints. Interest in this "medicalization of life" may be one of the reasons that ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2468BSOC 2468STS 2468

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

FGSS 2760

"Language is a skin," the critic Roland Barthes once wrote: "I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with ... view course details

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FGSS 3206

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

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    Combined with: ASRC 3206ENGL 3606

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

FGSS 3210

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

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    Combined with: BIONB 3215LGBT 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17907FGSS 3210  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220, BIOMG 3320, FGSS 2010, LGBT 2290 or permission of instructor.

FGSS 3400

"We're undone by each other. And if we're not, we're missing something," writes Judith Butler in Precarious Life. Can our mutual vulnerability serve as the basis for political intervention and social justice? ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3420GOVT 3401LSP 3401

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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FGSS 3581

In this course, we'll be reading literature—primarily novels—produced by hemispheric American women writers of the mid- to late twentieth-century.  We will look at how these writings articulate concerns ... view course details

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    Combined with: AAS 3580AMST 3580ENGL 3580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: ENGL 3591

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FGSS 3725

"One is not born a woman, but rather becomes one" wrote Simone de Beauvoir. How does such an odd becoming happen? What can literature teach us about it? Does anyone ever achieve "being a woman" and how ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 3725LGBT 3725

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FGSS 3806

Postcolonialism and Transnationalism are significant fields of theory and criticism, and ones not currently the main focus of contemporary drama classes offered through PMA. This course is being created ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 3806PMA 3806

  • 4 Credits Graded

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

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

  •  5895FGSS 3991  IND 601

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    • Juffer, J

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  •  8409FGSS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8410FGSS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8411FGSS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10161FGSS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18635FGSS 3991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Bezner Kerr, R

FGSS 4000

In this seminar, we will focus on the intersection of gender, sexuality, and human rights. Although issues of gender and sexuality have always been integral to human rights, in the last 40 years, they ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

FGSS 4035

A recognition of the importance of intersectionality, or the understanding of how identities such as disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, ... view course details

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    Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: ILRLR 4035

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18164FGSS 4035  LEC 001

    • MIves Hall 217
    • Mar 20 - May 10, 2017
    • Cook, L

      Heinemann, A

FGSS 4127

Visions of bodily corruption have preoccupied ruler and ruled alike in Asia, and prompted campaigns for moral, medical, and legal reform in periods of both stability and revolution.  This seminar, designed ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 4415HIST 4127

  • 4 Credits Graded

FGSS 4291

Marriage was the widely expected norm within African societies. The institution was an important marker of adulthood, linking individuals and lineages in a network of mutual cooperation and support. Marriage ... view course details

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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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FGSS 4504

This course uses the lens of temporality to track transformations in notions of urban personhood and collective life engendered by recent trans-Asia economic shifts. We will develop tools that help unpack ... view course details

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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

FGSS 4601

The body is a universal. How we construct our understandings of it is not. In this class we will investigate conceptions and treatment of the early-modern body (1400-1700) mainly in Europe with excursions ... view course details

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FGSS 4608

This course will focus on Victorian genders with a special emphasis on masculinities. Additionally, we will spend time reading and thinking about secondary works which interrogate and historicize our principal ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 4908SHUM 4608

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FGSS 4640

The primary emphasis of this discussion seminar is the historical development of gendered identities and the fluid manner in which different Middle Eastern communities responded to shifting ideas of sexuality, ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 4642NES 4642NES 6643

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FGSS 4652

Bodies and Diseases in the Middle East (1500-2000) will explore the history of medicine and science in the Middle East from early modern period to the present. It covers the main topics and questions regarding ... view course details

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    Combined with: BSOC 4651NES 4652NES 6652

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

FGSS 4701

This course explores nightlife as a temporality that fosters countercultural performances of the self and that serves as a site for the emergence of alternative kinship networks.  Focusing on queer communities ... view course details

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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: COML 4947SHUM 4605

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  5896FGSS 4991  IND 601

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    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8408FGSS 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Long, K

FGSS 6291

Marriage was the widely expected norm within African societies.  The institution was an important marker of adulthood, linking individuals and lineages in a network of mutual cooperation and support.  ... view course details

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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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FGSS 6504

This course uses the lens of temporality to track transformations in notions of urban personhood and collective life engendered by recent trans-Asia economic shifts. We will develop tools that help unpack ... view course details

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FGSS 6601

The body is a universal. How we construct our understandings of it is not. In this class we will investigate conceptions and treatment of the early-modern body (1400-1700) mainly in Europe with excursions ... view course details

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FGSS 6880

This course offers an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of the interdisciplinary field of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, providing students with a range of disciplinary approaches ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  5874FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff