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

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3892 FGSS 2010   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 106
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McCullough, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 2082

The Middle Ages are usually imagined as a time of manly men and feminine women: no room for gender ambiguity in Conan the Barbarian! Yet gender, then as now, was in fact unstable, multiple, and above all, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2082MEDVL 2082

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17986 FGSS 2082   SEM 101

    • TR White Hall 104
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Falk, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 2160

In this introductory course, participants will study the economic and technological history of the television industry, with a particular emphasis on its manifestations in the United States and the United ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17877 FGSS 2160   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LGBT 2290

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6577 FGSS 2290   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Hall 202
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Warner, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 2460

This course will provide an introduction to some of the most important fictional work by US Latina writers, including short stories, novel, and film, with a particular focus on social justice, gender advocacy ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  7366 FGSS 2460   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 medical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2468BSOC 2468STS 2468

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6314 FGSS 2468   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6315 FGSS 2468   DIS 201

    • R White Hall B06
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6316 FGSS 2468   DIS 202

    • R McGraw Hall 366
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6317 FGSS 2468   DIS 204

    • F McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6318 FGSS 2468   DIS 205

    • F McGraw Hall 365
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6319 FGSS 2468   DIS 206

    • F White Hall 114
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6320 FGSS 2468   DIS 207

    • F McGraw Hall B65
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6321 FGSS 2468   DIS 208

    • F McGraw Hall B65
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6322 FGSS 2468   DIS 209

    • F McGraw Hall 366
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: AMST 2512ASRC 2512HIST 2512

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17795 FGSS 2512   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17796 FGSS 2512   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17797 FGSS 2512   DIS 202

    • W Uris Hall 369
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 2932

In contemporary China, as in many other places of the world, the ideology and social reality of gender relations is highly paradoxical. Women are flattered for their power as consumers and commitment to ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2291CAPS 2932HIST 2932

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18491 FGSS 2932   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 106
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Du, Y

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 Graded

  •  6266 FGSS 3210   LEC 001

    • MW Corson-Mudd W364
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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. If a student enrolls in a non-CALS section of a cross-listed course, it will not automatically be counted as CALS credits in their degree progress. However, we can still give them CALS credit for the class, they just need to ask us to code it.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 3320

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6851 FGSS 3320   LEC 001

    • TR Savage Hall 200
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Korfine, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 3350

The Beyoncé Nation course at Cornell, which has been requested regularly over the past several years, is finally back by popular demand!  Beyoncé's trajectory from Houston, Texas as a member of the group ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3355ASRC 3350ENGL 3950

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18146 FGSS 3350   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3550ENGL 3550LGBT 3550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17584 FGSS 3550   LEC 001

    • TR Morrill Hall 106
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Hanson, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ITAL 3580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Boccaccio's Decameron

  • 17408 FGSS 3588   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G88
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Migiel, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3893 FGSS 3991   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Juffer, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5739 FGSS 3991   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Hodzic, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5740 FGSS 3991   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ramberg, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5741 FGSS 3991   IND 604

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McCullough, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6196 FGSS 3991   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Goffe, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6325 FGSS 3991   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20256 FGSS 3991   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Long, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

FGSS 4000

This senior seminar constitutes the culmination of the FGSS major-it provides a unique opportunity to come together with all the other FGSS seniors to both put to use what has been learned and explore ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6244 FGSS 4000   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 331
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Juffer, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SPAN 4020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17438 FGSS 4020   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 303
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Chang, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2180 or CASE Q++ or permission of 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6757 FGSS 4035   LEC 001

    • W Ives Hall 215
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Cook, L

      Heinemann, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4155

In 1662, the Virginia House of Burgesses passed a law that made African slavery inheritable through matrilineal descent. Partus sequiter ventrem codified the economic and legal value associated with the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18676 FGSS 4155   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Nunley, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4231

Why are some technologies such as cars and computers associated with men and masculinity? How did vacuums and sewing machines become gendered female? How do technological artifacts and systems constitute, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4231STS 4231

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19123 FGSS 4231   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4405

"I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age," Oscar Wilde once announced in a characteristically immodest, yet accurate, appraisal of his talent. With his legendary wit, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4405PMA 4605

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17614 FGSS 4405   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4491

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 4490PHIL 6490

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7699 FGSS 4491   SEM 101

    • W Stimson Hall G01
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Manne, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17344 FGSS 4504   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Fuhrmann, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4668

This seminar will examine the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary for the identification and interpretation of archives through the lenses of Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-diasporic afterlives. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18156 FGSS 4668   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •  6965 FGSS 4701   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 4757

This course analyzes how cultural beliefs about masculinity intersect with race, sexuality, and citizenship. To emphasize how masculine norms vary across cultures, we will use the plural term "masculinities." ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4757ENGL 4757

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8112 FGSS 4757   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3894 FGSS 4991   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Juffer, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5738 FGSS 4991   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8380 FGSS 4991   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Chang, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

FGSS 6155

In 1662, the Virginia House of Burgesses passed a law that made African slavery inheritable through matrilineal descent. Partus sequiter ventrem codified the economic and legal value associated with the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18680 FGSS 6155   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Nunley, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17349 FGSS 6504   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Fuhrmann, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

FGSS 6668

This seminar will examine the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary for the identification and interpretation of archives through the lenses of Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-diasporic afterlives. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18419 FGSS 6668   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6860 FGSS 6880   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 204
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3877 FGSS 6990   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies