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

  •  5317FGSS 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

This course offers an introduction to the questions, topics, approaches, and theories that characterize the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2290LGBT 2290

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9097FGSS 2290  LEC 001

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

  •  8439FGSS 2468  LEC 001

  •  8440FGSS 2468  DIS 201

  •  8441FGSS 2468  DIS 202

  •  8442FGSS 2468  DIS 204

  •  8443FGSS 2468  DIS 205

  •  8444FGSS 2468  DIS 206

  •  8445FGSS 2468  DIS 207

  •  8446FGSS 2468  DIS 208

  •  8447FGSS 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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  •  9161FGSS 2512  LEC 001

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 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

  • 16601FGSS 2806  SEM 101

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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  •  9380FGSS 2841  LEC 001

FGSS 3210

Why are boys more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism, and why are women more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression? Are there different "gay" and "straight" brains? And how does brain ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 3215LGBT 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8355FGSS 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 3320

This course examines the ways in which sex and gender impact the expression of severe psychopathology. We will study biological, psychological, and cultural factors associated with sex and gender as they ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HD 3320

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17570FGSS 3320  LEC 001

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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  •  8703FGSS 3376  LEC 001

FGSS 3400

Topic Spring 2019: Child Refugees and Politics: Children comprised 52 percent of the worldwide refugee population of 68.5 million in 2017. Traveling with families as well as unaccompanied, they appear ... view course details

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  • 17575FGSS 3400  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

  •  8582FGSS 3520  SEM 101

FGSS 3651

Psychoanalysis considers the human being not as an object of treatment, but as a subject who is called upon to elaborate an unconscious knowledge about what is disrupting her life, through analysis of ... view course details

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  • 17618FGSS 3651  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

  •  5319FGSS 3991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7431FGSS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7432FGSS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7433FGSS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8058FGSS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8453FGSS 3991  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

FGSS 4000

This course is a capstone seminar for FGSS majors and minors. It serves as an opportunity to synthesize various strands of feminist analysis and feminist theory gained during your undergraduate education ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8244FGSS 4000  SEM 101

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

FGSS 4035

A recognition of the importance of intersectionality has become increasingly key to not only understand the complexity of social identity and lived experience, but to combat discrimination and oppression. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14637FGSS 4035  LEC 001

FGSS 4145

If "the past is a foreign country," is it a country full of oppressed women? We can, with some smugness, agree that it may have been dreadful to be a woman or sexual minority in the Middle Ages, but it's ... view course details

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  • 17544FGSS 4145  SEM 101

FGSS 4292

What spaces are available for imagining non-normative sexualities and non-binary genders in mainstream and alternative media? This class moves beyond a simple consideration of how lesbians, gays, bisexuals, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COMM 4292

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18233FGSS 4292  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: Must have junior or senior standing.

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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  •  8690FGSS 4504  SEM 101

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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  • 16842FGSS 4601  SEM 101

FGSS 4845

The majority of existing union members are women and workers of color, and, since the mid-1980s, the majority of newly organized workers have been women of color, particularly black women and recent immigrants ... view course details

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  • 17902FGSS 4845  LEC 001

FGSS 4948

The comparative seminar explores pleasure and its relationship with neoliberalism. We will follow adopt an interdisciplinary approach and a historical trajectory, starting with the Ancient world though ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4948ROMS 4948

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17944FGSS 4948  SEM 101

FGSS 4950

It is a truism that early modern society was a 'patriarchal' one in which men had authority -- but how did that authority operate and what were its limits? How did the exercise of power between men and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4950HIST 6905

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16979FGSS 4950  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

  •  5320FGSS 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7430FGSS 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

FGSS 6207

This course examines black feminist theories as they are articulated in the cross-cultural experiences of women across the African Diaspora. We will explore a variety of theories, texts and creative encounters ... view course details

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  • 16942FGSS 6207  SEM 101

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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  •  8145FGSS 6504  SEM 101

FGSS 6554

"I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me," the critic Roland Barthes once wrote. How do we take pleasure in a text, even when it appears to betray us? How do we speak of the erotics ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6554LGBT 6445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16301FGSS 6554  SEM 101

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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  • 16856FGSS 6601  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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  •  8705FGSS 6676  LEC 001

FGSS 6845

The majority of existing union members are women and workers of color, and, since the mid-1980s, the majority of newly organized workers have been women of color, particularly black women and recent immigrants ... view course details

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  • 17903FGSS 6845  LEC 001

FGSS 6880

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

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17998FGSS 6880  SEM 101

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

  •  5301FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

FGSS 7850

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  •   Combined with: LAW 7850

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18018FGSS 7850  SEM 101