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

  •  5420FGSS 2010  LEC 001

  • To ensure that underclassmen are able to enroll, enrollment caps are placed on this course during pre-enroll. This is why you may be unable to enroll even if there seems to be space in the class. If this happens, please e-mail Professor Chang (jhc324) and she will add you to the waitlist.

FGSS 2290

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  •   Combined with: COML 2290LGBT 2290

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16822FGSS 2290  LEC 001

FGSS 2351

This course introduces students to the study of Africa and its Diasporas, including the Americas and West Indies, as well as Europe.  The course takes a multimedia, interdisciplinary approach to a range ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2351

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16548FGSS 2351  LEC 001

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

  •  9629FGSS 2468  LEC 001

  •  9630FGSS 2468  DIS 201

  •  9631FGSS 2468  DIS 202

  •  9632FGSS 2468  DIS 204

  •  9633FGSS 2468  DIS 205

  •  9634FGSS 2468  DIS 206

  •  9635FGSS 2468  DIS 207

  •  9636FGSS 2468  DIS 208

  •  9637FGSS 2468  DIS 209

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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  • 17106FGSS 2512  LEC 001

FGSS 2620

Why are the undead so long-lived? This course hunts the dangerous and subversive figure of the vampire across a variety of pages, stages and screens. From campy melodramas and raucous stage comedies, to ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 2620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18183FGSS 2620  SEM 101

FGSS 2621

There are several "just-so stories" about science and religion: the world's religions are parallel systems of belief in the supernatural; science has a set method that produces universal truths; and religion ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2621STS 2621

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18009FGSS 2621  LEC 001

FGSS 2841

This course explores what has been termed "the modern plague."  It investigates the social history, cultural politics, biological processes, and global impacts of the retrovirus, HIV, and the disease syndrome, ... view course details

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  • 18004FGSS 2841  LEC 001

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 Graded

  •  9457FGSS 3210  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220, BIOMG 3320, FGSS 2010, LGBT 2290 or permission of instructor. For NBB concentration: this course may be used toward the additional 7 credit requirement, but does not qualify as an advanced course.

FGSS 3376

New media remain central to ongoing struggles over the constitution of the public sphere in Asia. In high measure, censorship affects the Internet and visual media (including digital, independent cinema), ... view course details

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  • 16100FGSS 3376  LEC 001

FGSS 3520

This course will offer an historical overview of responses to bodily and cognitive difference.  What was the status of the monster, the freak, the abnormal, the (dis)abled, and how are all of these concepts ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 3520

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15845FGSS 3520  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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  •   Combined with: AMST 3560ASRC 3550

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17381FGSS 3540  SEM 101

FGSS 3588

This course is dedicated to studying important works of literature that address what it means, in the Renaissance, to strive for excellence as a man or as a woman, especially in the public sphere and in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ITAL 3580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17984FGSS 3588  SEM 101

FGSS 3655

The work of women artists has been central to the development of new media art. These rich and varied practices include installation, virtual reality environments, net art, digital video, networked performance, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3651VISST 3651

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17972FGSS 3655  LEC 001

FGSS 3691

Poverty is an ongoing issue in the United States, and has intensified since the recession of 2008. As such, poverty has disproportionately affected women and underrepresented racial and ethnic communities. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3690ENGL 3690

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15566FGSS 3691  SEM 101

FGSS 3733

When is a cookbook not a cookbook? When it's a memoir, of course! Why would a novelist make a chef the protagonist of a story? What's the pay-off for a poet in choosing a plum as the subject of a poem? ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3733ENGL 3733

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17221FGSS 3733  LEC 001

    • MW
    • McCullough, K

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

  •  5422FGSS 3991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7753FGSS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7754FGSS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7755FGSS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8567FGSS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9674FGSS 3991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

FGSS 4000

For Spring 2018, this course will focus on The Complexities of Consent.  The issue of consent is central to much feminism scholarship, yet its meaning is contested. It figures prominently in relation to ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9196FGSS 4000  SEM 101

  • This class is open to FGSS majors, minors, and with permission of the instructor.

FGSS 4020

This course examines how modern Spanish writers and doctors represented the human body as they grappled with disease and disability.  Reading fiction alongside medical and anthropological texts we will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SPAN 4020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17931FGSS 4020  SEM 101

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

  • 14467FGSS 4035  LEC 001

    • WIves Hall 217
    • Mar 19 - May 9, 2018
    • Cook, L

      Heinemann, A

FGSS 4114

In this course we will consider the production of the human body as an artifact of race, sex and gender through the discourses, practices, and technologies of bio-science and bio-medicine. We will read ... view course details

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  • 17129FGSS 4114  SEM 101

FGSS 4160

Students consider the relationships among colonialism and gender and sexual identity formation in Southeast Asia. Using material from a wide range of fields including anthropology and literature, the course ... view course details

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  • 17137FGSS 4160  SEM 101

FGSS 4501

This course reads and discusses representative literature from 20th century continental African writers with particular attention to the ways that African women examine the nature of the post-colonial ... view course details

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  • 17367FGSS 4501  SEM 101

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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  • 16075FGSS 4504  SEM 101

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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  • 16563FGSS 4509  SEM 101

FGSS 4620

In this seminar we will sustain a particular reading of post-1984 Mexico-US border cultural production as "undocumentation." Specifically, we will focus on performance, conceptual, and cinematic practices ... view course details

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  • 16492FGSS 4620  SEM 101

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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  •  8931FGSS 4652  SEM 101

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 4711

This seminar explores theoretical work in which lateness figures as the signal condition, gesture, problem, or method. We begin with two topics prominent in twentieth-century criticism: late style and ... view course details

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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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  • 18002FGSS 4841  SEM 101

FGSS 4945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality--genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 17321FGSS 4945  SEM 101

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

  •  5423FGSS 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7752FGSS 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

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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  •  8873FGSS 6504  SEM 101

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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  • 16747FGSS 6513  SEM 101

FGSS 6676

New media remain central to ongoing struggles over the constitution of the public sphere in Asia. In high measure, censorship affects the Internet and visual media (including digital, independent cinema), ... view course details

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  • 16102FGSS 6676  LEC 001

FGSS 6711

This seminar explores theoretical work in which lateness figures as the signal condition, gesture, problem, or method. We begin with two topics prominent in twentieth-century criticism: late style and ... 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

  •  5402FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

FGSS 7114

In this course we will consider the production of the human body as an artifact of race, sex and gender through the discourses, practices, and technologies of bio-science and bio-medicine.  We will read ... view course details

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  • 17132FGSS 7114  SEM 101