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

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FGSS 1116

Mass extinction, drought, toxic pollution: When the world's on fire, does gender really matter? In this course, we will examine the relationship between the degradation of the earth and the oppression ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17458FGSS 1116  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Angierski, K

  • 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. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5246FGSS 2010  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Goffe, T

FGSS 2290

This course offers an introduction to central issues, debates, and theories that characterize the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. Starting from the assumption that neither ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LGBT 2290

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8461FGSS 2290  LEC 001

    • TR
    • McCullough, K

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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  • 17978FGSS 2335  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Vider, S

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2468BSOC 2468STS 2468

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8126FGSS 2468  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Langwick, S

  •  8127FGSS 2468  DIS 201

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  •  8128FGSS 2468  DIS 202

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  •  8129FGSS 2468  DIS 204

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  •  8130FGSS 2468  DIS 205

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  •  8131FGSS 2468  DIS 206

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  •  8132FGSS 2468  DIS 207

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  •  8133FGSS 2468  DIS 208

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  •  8134FGSS 2468  DIS 209

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FGSS 2620

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16942FGSS 2620  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Stratford, A

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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  •  8806FGSS 2760  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hanson, E

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 2806LAW 6803

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9002FGSS 2806  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Giannella, N

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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  •  8565FGSS 2841  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Roebuck, C

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIONB 3215LGBT 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8063FGSS 3210  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Dietz, S

  • 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 3250

How have movements for sexual liberation used performance as a means of self-expression and strategies for social justice? How have theatrical stages served as sites of queer sociality and crucibles of ... view course details

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  • 16554FGSS 3250  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Warner, S

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 3320

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9383FGSS 3320  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Korfine, L

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3550ENGL 3550LGBT 3550

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16593FGSS 3550  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hanson, E

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. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ITAL 3580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Boccaccio's Decameron

  • 16382FGSS 3588  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Migiel, M

  • Prerequisites: ITAL 2203 or permission of instructor.

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

  • 16596FGSS 3591  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Juffer, J

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3651VISST 3651

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16433FGSS 3655  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Fernandez, M

FGSS 3692

What does it mean to live in the aftermath of slavery? How has the human history of slavery contributed to the production of "natural" values that we take for granted—such as community, property, citizenship, ... view course details

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  • 17154FGSS 3692  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Vaziri, P

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3725LGBT 3725

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16600FGSS 3725  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Raskolnikov, M

FGSS 3740

In A Theory of Parody, Linda Hutcheon defines parody broadly as "repetition with critical difference, which marks difference rather than similarity." Taking a cue from Hutcheon, we will consider parody ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3745LGBT 3740PMA 3740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5248FGSS 3991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7293FGSS 3991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hodzic, S

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7294FGSS 3991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7295FGSS 3991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7865FGSS 3991  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Goffe, T

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8140FGSS 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7999FGSS 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SPAN 4020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16391FGSS 4020  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Chang, J

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8739FGSS 4035  LEC 001

    • W
    • Cook, L

      Heinemann, A

FGSS 4123

Considering the archipelagic turn, this course takes a transnational approach to geographies, ecologies, literatures, and cultures of island chains. How are archipelagoes understood in relations of power ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 4123AMST 4123ENGL 4923

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17323FGSS 4123  SEM 101

    • M
    • Goffe, T

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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  • 17177FGSS 4127  SEM 101

    • M
    • Roebuck, K

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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  • 17160FGSS 4291  SEM 101

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    • Byfield, J

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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  • 16633FGSS 4701  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Jaime, K

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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  • 18012FGSS 4945  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Diabate, N

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5249FGSS 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7292FGSS 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

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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  • 17186FGSS 6127  SEM 101

    • M
    • Roebuck, K

FGSS 6164

This course explores the changing historical relationship between the body's biological sex, individual subjectivity, and identity. It asks how culture shapes scientific understandings and possibilities ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 6164LGBT 6164

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17257FGSS 6164  SEM 101

    • W
    • Loos, T

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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  • 17162FGSS 6291  SEM 101

    • W
    • Byfield, J

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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  • 17980FGSS 6335  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Vider, S

FGSS 6755

How have movements for sexual liberation used performance as a means of self-expression and strategies for social justice? How have theatrical stages served as sites of queer sociality and crucibles of ... view course details

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  • 16558FGSS 6755  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Warner, S

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 6880

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9453FGSS 6880  SEM 101

    • M
    • Ramberg, L

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

  •  5230FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff