FMST - Feminist Studies

FMST 1 Feminist Studies: An Introduction

Introduces the core concepts underlying the interdisciplinary field-formation of feminist studies within multiple geopolitical contexts. Explores how feminist inquiry rethinks disciplinary assumptions and categories, and animates our engagement with culture, history, and society. Topics include: the social construction of gender; the gendered division of labor, production, and reproduction; intersections of gender, race, class, and ethnicity; and histories of sexuality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

FMST 10 Feminisms of/and the Global South

Explores feminist theories from domestic U.S. and global contexts in order to ask how interventions of women of color in the U.S. and of radical feminist movements in non-U.S. locations radically re-imagine feminist politics. Rather than focusing on feminist movements that represent different regions of the world, course examines feminist theory through multiple histories of colonialism, post-colonialism, and globalization.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

FMST 14 Popular Culture in South Asia

Popular culture enables people to make sense of their modern selves and their place in the world. Focusing on South Asia, this course explores the region's rich and variegated popular culture forms, including film, music, television, the painted and printed image, and sport. It also investigates how the popular articulates with nation and global conjunctures and how it constructs hierarchies of class, gender, caste, and sexuality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Madhavi Murty

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Winter

FMST 15 Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Migration Across the Americas

Examines migration as a mode of inquiry into transnational practices across geographic locales and temporal zones. Analyzes migration in relation to the transnational formation of gender, race, and sexuality as well as processes of neocolonialism, the state, and globalization. Taught in conjunction with FMST 115.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ceylan Cemali

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

FMST 16 Media Histories--News and New Media

The news is a set of narratives that produce, maintain, repair, and transform reality. Using three events that brought together old and new media, this course traces how the interaction of new media with news has changed how we make sense of the world around us and our place in it.

Credits

5

Instructor

Madhavi Murty

General Education Code

IM

FMST 20 Feminism and Social Justice

Examines, and critically analyzes, select post-World War II movements for social justice in the United States from feminist perspectives. Considers how those movements and their participants responded to issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. A feminist, transnational, analytic framework is also developed to consider how those movements may have embraced, enhanced, or debilitated feminist formations in other parts of the world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nicholas Mitchell

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

FMST 21 Religion in American Politics and Culture

Introduces dominant discourses about Christianity and Islam in the American public sphere, with particular attention paid to race, gender, sexuality, and class in thinking about religion. Visual and textual media, political commentary, and popular ethnographies are analyzed.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neda Atanasoski, Mayanthi Fernando

General Education Code

IM

FMST 30 Feminism and Science

Explores questions of science and justice. Examines the nature of scientific practice, the culture of science, and the possibilities for the responsible practice of science. Rather than focusing on feminist critiques of science, the course examines how science and technology are changing our world and the workings of power.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neel Ahuja

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Fall

FMST 31 Disability Studies

Introduces students to the key critical concepts, debates, and questions of practice in the emerging field of disability studies, with a focus on feminist and critical race approaches to disability.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neel Ahuja

General Education Code

PE-H

FMST 40 Sexuality and Globalization

Examines the relationship between sexuality and the contemporary term globalization as a dense entanglement of processes that emerges from a history of U.S. empire. Sexuality cannot be separated from power struggles over the classification of bodies, territories, and questions of temporality. Examines how sexualized contact zones produce new knowledge, commerce, inequalities, possibilities, and identities.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ceylan Cemali

General Education Code

CC

FMST 41 Trans Gender Bodies

Draws from representations of transgender/transsexual people in popular, biomedical, and political contexts. Examines the impact of transgender lives on concepts of gender, identity, and technology. Engages with biological and sexological frameworks of sex/gender, trans experience, and social movements and theories.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marcia Ochoa

FMST 100 Feminist Theories

Core course for feminist studies. Serves as an introduction to thinking theoretically about issues of feminism within multiple contexts and intellectual traditions. Sustained discussion of gender and its critical connections to productions of race, class, and sexuality. Focus will change each year.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Quarter offered

Winter

FMST 102 Feminist Critical Race Studies

Working from the perspective that race is a cultural invention and racism is a political, economic, and social relation, investigates how race is produced as a meaningful and powerful social category, examines the effects of racism as a social relation, and argues for the necessity of combining feminist and critical race studies. By considering different historical periods and places, aims to equip students with the tools necessary to critically examine the production and reproduction of race and racism in the U.S.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): one course from feminist studies. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

FMST 105 Feminist Methodologies

Recommended for transfer students. Focuses on particular debates about feminist methodology. Specific methodological debates vary each year but might include feminist theorizing of experience, epistemology, situated knowledges, notions of truth and the real. Feminist methods may include transnational approaches, as well as queer, decolonial, postcolonial, and critical race methodologies. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. (Formerly FMST 75.)

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall

FMST 112 Women and the Law

Interdisciplinary approach to study of law in its relation to category women and production of gender. Considers various materials including critical race theory, domestic case law and international instruments, representations of law, and writings by and on behalf of women living under different forms of legal control. Examines how law structures rights, offers protections, produces hierarchies, and sexualizes power relations in both public and intimate life.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

POLI 112

Instructor

Gina Dent

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to feminist studies, politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Spring

FMST 115 Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Migration Across the Americas

Examines migration as a mode of inquiry into transnational practices across geographic locales and temporal zones. Analyzes migration in relation to the transnational formation of gender, race, and sexuality as well as processes of neocolonialism, the state, and globalization.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ceylan Cemali

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1, FMST 100, or FMST 145. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

FMST 120 Transnational Feminisms

Explores the emergence of transnational feminism through U.S. women of color and postcolonial feminism. Underscores the role of globalization, nationalism, and state formation in relation to feminist theorizing, activism, and labor across the Global South. In an attempt to understand the salience of inequalities, the course interrogates the continuation of feminist critique that is attentive to the war on terror, neocolonialism, and empire.

Credits

5

Instructor

Felici Schaeffer-Grabiel

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

General Education Code

CC

FMST 123 Feminism and Cultural Production

Explores relationship between feminism and culture. Topics will vary and include different forms of cultural production such as film and literature. Regional/national focus will also vary.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bettina Aptheker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

FMST 124 Technology, Science, and Race Across the Americas

Examines new ways of understanding the body and race through the intersection of technology and science. Addresses how broader structures of power and the rise of new technological and scientific discoveries mediate power relations and alter how race, national boundaries, the body, and citizenship are normalized and contested from colonialism to the present. Course content may vary; themes may include: U.S. eugenics, I.Q. tests, patenting debates, sterilization, assisted reproduction, biometrics, and genetics across the Americas.

Credits

5

Instructor

Felici Schaeffer-Grabiel

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors during priority enrollment only.

General Education Code

PE-T

FMST 125 Race, Sex, and Technology

Explores theories and case studies tied to race, gender, and technology. Covers the history of feminist and critical race analyses of technology as well as contemporary debates.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neda Atanasoski

FMST 126 Images, Power, and Politics: Methods in Visual and Textual Analysis

Introduces the analysis of visual images and text with particular emphasis on feminist critical methodologies. Using case studies from photography, film, TV, advertising, and new media, students learn how to read and analyze culture.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neda Atanasoski

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors during priority enrollment only.

General Education Code

IM

FMST 131 The Politics of Matter and the Matter of Politics

Considers how things--what we may think of as objects, matter, nature, technology, bodies--are constitutive elements of social and political life. What happens to the political as a category if we take this matter seriously?

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1.

FMST 132 Gender and Postcoloniality

Postcolonial feminist studies. Explores how discourses of gender and sexuality shaped the policies and ideologies of the historical processes of colonialism, the civilizing mission, and anticolonial nationalism. Considers orientalism as a gendered discourse as well as colonial understandings of gender and sexuality in decolonialization. Explores Western media representations, literature, the law, and the place of gender in the current debate between cultural relativism and universalism. Provides an understanding of some key terms in postcolonial studies and an in-depth examination of the place of gender in these processes.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

FMST 133 Science and the Body

Contemporary technoscientific practices, such as nano-, info-, and biotechnologies, are rapidly reworking what it means to be human. Course examines how both our understanding of the human and the very nature of the human are constituted through technoscientific practices.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

General Education Code

PE-T

FMST 135 Topics in Science and Sexuality

Introduces the multiple debates animating the linkages between science, race, and sexuality. Interrogates the interrelated, epistemological frameworks of science and sexuality/queer studies across a range of interdisciplinary and geopolitical locations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 100 or FMST 145. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

FMST 139 African American Women's History

Considers African American women as central to understanding of U.S. history, focusing on everyday survival, resistance, and movements for social change. Discussion of critical theories for historical research, gender, and race. Emphasis on biography, cultural history, and documentary and archival research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bettina Aptheker

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

General Education Code

ER

FMST 145 Racial and Gender Formations in the U.S

Introduces the defining issues surrounding racial and gender formations in the U.S. through an understanding of the term women of color as an emergent, dynamic, and socio-political phenomenon. Interrogates organizing practices around women of color across multiple sites: film and media, globalization, representation, sexuality, historiography, and war, to name a select few.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jenny Kelly

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall

FMST 150 Mediating Desire

From a foundation in semiotics, considers the ways race and gender are constructed, understood, performed, embraced, commodified, and exploited through representations. Uses representations of, by, and for the margins to engage theories of communication, identity, and representation. Creative final projects encouraged.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marcia Ochoa

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors or by permission of instructor.

General Education Code

ER

FMST 175 Gender and Sexualities in Latina/o America

Advanced topics in gender and sexuality in Latin America and Latina/o studies. Analyzes role of power, race, coloniality, national and transnational processes in the production and analysis of genders and sexualities. Materials include memoir, fiction, ethnography, social documentary and history.

 

Credits

5

Instructor

Marcia Ochoa

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors or by permission of instructor.

General Education Code

CC

FMST 188 Topics in Feminist Studies

Focuses on a particular topic in feminist theory. Topics vary each offering but might include theorizing the gendered subject, racializing gender, politics and feminism, the relationship between queer theory and feminism, transgender studies, women of color feminisms, postcolonial and decolonial feminisms, feminist science studies.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Richetta Amen

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 189 Advanced Topics in Feminist Theory

Focus on a particular problem in feminist theory. Problems vary each year but might include theorizing the gendered subject, racializing gender, the meeting points of psychoanalysis and social-political analysis in theorizing gender, the relationship between queer theory and feminist theory, postcolonial feminist theory.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 100. Enrollment is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

FMST 193 Field Study

Individual field study in the vicinity of the campus under the direct supervision of a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 193F Field Study

Individual field study in the vicinity of the campus under the direct supervision of a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 194A Feminist Jurisprudence

Approaches legal reasoning from a feminist and intersectional perspective with attention to structures and jurisdiction, case materials, and emerging international frameworks for gender justice. Designed to facilitate completion of a substantial research essay based in feminist legal philosophy.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gina Dent

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

FMST 194B Queer/Feminist Historiography

Providing for a critical examination of canonical formations in history and archives, this course proposes new ways of thinking about history from the point of view of those who have been marginalized or excluded by race, class, gender, or sexuality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bettina Aptheker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194C Gender and Iconicity

Examines icons and the processes through which an iconicity is constructed and circulated in its complexity. Icons and iconicities often link or articulate various ideologies, affects, and systems of thought into a potent symbol or a mythology. Icons constitute norms, but also disrupt them; icons could articulate new technologies, aesthetics and their representations of the self with purportedly older modes of being in the world, such as a transcendent belief in a god, a faith, etc.

Credits

5

Instructor

Madhavi Murty

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and FMST 1 and FMST 100. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

FMST 194D Feminist Science Studies

Examines different feminist approaches to understanding the nature of scientific practices. Particular attention paid to notions of evidence, methods, cultural and material constraints, and the heterogeneous nature of laboratory practices. Considers the ways in which gender, race, and sexuality are constructed by science and how they influence both scientific practices and conceptions of science. Also examines the feminist commitment to taking social factors into account without forfeiting the notion of objectivity.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194F Chicana/Latina Cultural Production

Traces the intersection between Chicana studies and Latin American studies through transnational forms of cultural production, imaginaries, and empowerment. Analysis of theories of cultural production and discussion of the political salience of culture as a site for resistance, critique, and creativity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Felici Schaeffer-Grabiel

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194G Images of Africa

Explores questions of colonialism, empire, race, gender, and geopolitics in the proliferating images--filmic, televisual, and media--of Africa in the United States. Facilitates the completion of a substantial research essay based on the study of popular culture.

Credits

5

Instructor

Gina Dent

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194H Michel Foucault: An Introduction

French philosopher Michel Foucault's writings on modern forms of knowledge, power, and subjectivity provide a serious challenge to how we negotiate social oppression. Engages some of Foucault's most cited works, and grapples specifically with his primary claim that modern societies are marked less by freedom and autonomy than by discipline and docility.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194I Feminist Oral History and Memoir

Designed to train students in oral history and memoir writing. Emphasizes the specialness of transgressive voices; race, class, and sexuality, women's silence, erasure, censorship, and marginalization are addressed. The politics of memory, narratives, storytelling, and editorial judgment are considered.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bettina Aptheker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194K Black Diaspora

Seminar focuses on the historical and subjective processes that produce the concept of an African or Black Diaspora. In narrative, film, and cultural studies, themes of slavery, exile, home, identity, alienation, colonialism, politics, and reinvention are explored.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 190K

Instructor

Gina Dent

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194L Decoloniality, Feminism, and Science Studies

Introduces decolonial perspectives and considers how science studies might be radically transformed through an engagement with decolonial, indigenous, and black feminist perspectives, and scholars from the global South.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jenny Kelly

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

FMST 194M Empire and Sexuality

Explores the production of sexualities, sexual identification, and gender differentiation within multiple contexts of colonialism, decolonization, and emerging neo-colonial global formations.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 190M

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

FMST 194O The Politics of Gender and Human Rights

Examines human rights projects and discourses with a focus on the politics of gender, sexuality, race, and rights in the international sphere. Reading important human rights documents and theoretical writings, and addressing particular case studies, emphasizes the tensions between the ideals of the universal and the particular inherent in human rights law, activism, and humanitarianism.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 190O

Instructor

Neda Atanasoski

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194Q Queer Diasporas

Queer diaspora emerged from Third World/queer-of-color critique of queer theory and provides a framework for analyzing racializations, genders, and sexualities in colonial, developmental, and modernizing contexts. Readings from anthropology, history, literature, and feminist and cultural studies.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 190Q

Instructor

Marcia Ochoa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194T Transgender Studies

Explores literature from the natural sciences, anthropology, history, cultural studies, and sociology. Provides theoretical approaches to complex questions in queer studies and geopolitics, and a framework for understanding embodiment, medical regulation, gender formation, the human/animal divide, etc.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marcia Ochoa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194U Touring War and Empire

Senior seminar focusing on tourism, colonialism, and militarism. Considers case studies on tourism in colonial contexts and sites of U.S. empire across multiple geographies as students craft their projects, participate in writing workshops, and present research.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 190U

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194V Marxism and Feminism

Explores critically the intersections and crisis points between feminism and Marxism as bodies of thought, theoretical formations, and forms of historical inquiry.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 190V

Instructor

Nick Mitchell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 194W Politics of Space, Time, and Matter

Senior seminar focusing on questions of the politics of space, time, and matter. Readings informed by fields, such as indigenous studies, queer studies, afrofuturism, borderland studies, critical race studies, decolonial studies, disability studies, feminist science studies, and new materialisms.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karen Barad

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist studies majors.

FMST 195 Senior Thesis or Project

The senior thesis/project which satisfies the major requirement. Course is for independent research and writing. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 198 Independent Field Study

Provides for individual study program off campus for which faculty supervision is not in person. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 198F Independent Field Study

Provides for individual study program off campus for which faculty supervision is not in person. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 199 Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 199F Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 200 Feminist Theories

Introductory required course for feminist studies graduate students. Covers major theorists, debates, and current questions as well as foundational texts through which feminist critiques have been grounded. Content changes with instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Madhavi Murty

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

FMST 201 Topics in Feminist Methodologies

Explores feminist theorizing across disciplinary and cultural contexts for both methodology (theories about the research process) and epistemology (theories of knowledge). Goal is to orient students toward changes in organization of knowledge and provide them with different feminist methodologies in their pursuit of both an object of study and an epistemology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neel Ahuja

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter

FMST 202 Disciplining Knowledge/Graduate Research

Prepares students to develop research skills and initiate their research projects. Students consider what is meant by feminist research and undertake designing and performing feminist research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neda Atanasoski

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): FMST 200 and FMST 201. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

FMST 203 Feminist Pedagogies

Examines feminist pedagogies as projects in transgressing traditional disciplinary boundaries. Examines historical examples of alternative pedagogies and contemporary models for creating communities dedicated to social justice. Designed to assist graduate students develop teaching strategies in multiple fields.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bettina Aptheker

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 207 Topics in Queer/Race Studies

Explores the interrelated epistemological frameworks of critical race studies and queer studies. Through the study of a range of philosophical, scientific, literary, and cinematic texts, course historicizes and theorizes discourses of race and sexuality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

FMST 211 Sexuality, Race, and Migration in the Americas

Analyzes the ways transnational processes intersect with changing notions of gender, sexuality, and race. Examines processes such as tourism, the Internet, capitalism, and labor spanning Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.

Credits

5

Instructor

Felici Schaeffer-Grabiel

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 212 Feminist Theory and the Law

Interrogation of the relationship between law and its instantiating gendered categories, supported by feminist, queer, Marxist, critical race, and postcolonial theories. Topics include hypostasization of legal categories, the contest between domestic and international human rights frameworks, overlapping civil and communal codes, cultural explanations in the law, the law as text and archive, testimony and legal subjectivity.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

HISC 212

Instructor

Gina Dent

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 214 Topics in Feminist Science Studies

Graduate seminar on feminist science studies. Topics will vary and may include: the joint consideration of science studies and poststructuralist theory; the relationship between discursive practices and material phenomena; and the relationship between ontology, epistemology, and ethics.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 215 Postcolonial and Postsocialist Transactional Analytics

Addresses the intersection of the postcolonial and the postsocialist as theoretical ground. Considers how (neo)liberal ideologies about race, class, gender, secularism, and democracy are shaped by the intersection between postsocialist geopolitics and imperial legacies. (Formerly Postsocialism, Postcolonialism, Neoliberalism.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Neda Atanasoski

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 216 Archives/Genders/Histories: An Introduction

Explores the entanglements of archives, genders, and histories across a number of intellectual and imperial contexts. Approaches the concept of the archive to reflect on who counts as a historical and/or gendered subject and what are the ethics of representation that guide such archival formations. Draws on literature from philosophy, gender/sexuality studies, anthropology, history, and literary criticism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anjali Arondekar

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 218 Militarism and Tourism

Positioning tourism and militarism as central sites of inquiry for feminist and ethnic studies, course draws from literature on colonialism and empire to illuminate how tourism functions and how tourists move, in sites of past and present warfare.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 218

Instructor

Jennifer Lynn Kelly

FMST 222 Religion, Feminism, and Sexual Politics

Focuses on the increasing importance of religion as a category of analysis in feminist theory. Addresses the relationship of religion, feminist politics, and activism in connection with nationalism, the family, sexuality, and geopolitics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neda Atanasoski

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 232 Topics in Postcolonial Studies

Variable topics that could include postcolonial approaches to questions of epistemology and knowledge production, theories of nationalism and nation-state formation, subaltern historiography, analyses of modernization and developmental theory, postcolonial approaches to globalization, and transnationalism. Significant component of feminist contributions to these literatures.

Credits

5

Instructor

Madhavi Murthy

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

FMST 243 Feminism, Race, and the Politics of Knowledge

Course takes as its central topic the institutional politics of feminist and critical race knowledges in the post-1960s United States university. Considers these fields' complex and contradictory relation to disciplinarity, the university's primary or default mode of arranging and legitimizing knowledge formations.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 243

Instructor

Nicholas Mitchell

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 260 Black Feminist Reconstruction

Re-visions and extends Reconstruction from 1865-1920 from a black feminist standpoint. Topics include: redefining democracy; labor; literacy and education; suffrage; re-visioning sexuality; childbirth; parenting, etc. Analyzes traditional historiography and the methodological implications of the boundaries between history and fiction, and archival and oral traditions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bettina Aptheker

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students

FMST 270 Anthropology at Its Interfaces with Feminist, Postcolonial, and Decolonial STS

Focuses on generative interfaces within and at the edge of the anthropological discipline, in particular, the way ethnographies and fields are being reconfigured by feminist, postcolonial, and decolonial perspectives and methodologies in science and technology studies (STS).

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

FMST 290 Pedagogical Training

First-year graduate students meet with the teaching assistant trainer for bi-weekly meetings covering pedagogical approaches. Also includes class visits and shadowing. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. (Formerly offered as First-Year Advising.)

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 291 Advising

Independent study formalizing the advisee-adviser relationship. Regular meetings to plan, assess, and monitor academic progress, and to evaluate coursework as necessary. May be used to develop general bibliography of background reading trajectory of study in preparation for the qualifying examination. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 297A Independent Study

Independent study and research under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 297B Independent Study

Independent study and research under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 297F Independent Study

Independent study and research under faculty supervision. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 299A Thesis Research

Prerequisite(s): advancement to candidacy. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

FMST 299B Thesis Research

Prerequisite(s): advancement to candidacy. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

Cross-listed courses that are managed by another department are listed at the bottom.

Cross-listed Courses

ANTH 110Q Queer Sexuality in Black Popular Culture

From Janet Mock to Young M.A., queerness has become hypervisible in Black popular culture--but at what cost? Using music, television, and social media as central texts, students investigate the intersections of sexuality, gender, and race in public life.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 148 Gender and Global Development

Uses the critical tools of feminist theory and cultural anthropology to look at how global development discourses and institutions mobilize, reinforce, and challenge systems of gender-based inequality. Topics include non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development practice, microcredit, and technocrat cultures. (Formerly Gender and Development.)

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ARTG 138 Feminist Games

Feminist games including intersectional feminist games, transfeminist games and queer feminist games, will be created by students in this course. Students will study the existing history and present of these genres of games, including game mods, personal experience games, narrative games, alternate reality, augmented reality and electronic literature. Students will work individually to create games as art and activism building on critical theories of race, gender, sexuality and algorithms.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRES 190A Critical Race Feminisms

Focuses on key learning outcomes of humanistic research and writing: developing a method for critical race feminist analysis, identifying objects and fields of study, formulating an appropriately narrow topic and thesis, identifying and critiquing sources, and completing well-structured written argumentation. Readings offer key theoretical models in critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, and queer theory.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HAVC 245 Race and Representation

Explores how human subjects come to be visually defined and marked by race discourse. Covers diverse theoretical literatures on the topic, primarily in visual studies, but also in cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and psychoanalysis.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HIS 194A Gender, Class, and Sex in Shanghai

Focusing on Shanghai, course examines issues of gender, class, and sex in modern urban Chinese history. Given Shanghai's history as a treaty port, particular attention paid to ways in which its semi-colonial status inflected the articulation of gender identities, class formations and issues of sexuality (particularly sexual labor). Also looks at Shanghai during the Maoist period and in the context of more contemporary economic reforms.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

HISC 264 The Idea of Africa

Examines the position of Africa in cultural studies and the simultaneous processes of over- and under-representation of the continent that mark enunciations of the global and the local. Themes include defining diaspora, the West as philosophy, and Africa in the global economy.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

LALS 240 Culture and Politics of Human Rights

Examines cultural, philosophical, and political foundations for human rights and provides students with critical grounding in the major theoretical debates over conceptualizations of human rights in the Americas. Addresses the role of feminist activism and jurisprudence in the expansion of human rights since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Addresses challenges of accommodating gender rights, collective rights, and social and economic rights within international human rights framework.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

MUSC 80S Women in Music

An exploration of the sociological position of women as composers and performers in Western and non-Western musics, with a focus on both ethnographic and historical sources.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

OAKS 160 Cuir Américas

Advanced seminar on the politics of knowledge production and translation in queer theory across the Américas, considering the meaning and construction of queer/cuir in three languages. Students develop bibliographies of academic and activist work addressing the lives of queer/trans people throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Américas, including U.S. Latinx communities. Examines gaps in translation in this field, and students practice translation of work specific to sexual minority communities based on their language training and proficiency. Class works from the language and community expertise of students in the course inspired by bilingual poetics. Final projects produce a translation of a significant article or chapter-length work in queer theory from Spanish, Portuguese, or English to another one of these languages.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

PHIL 147 Topics in Feminist Philosophy

Topics in feminist philosophy, which may include: the nature of feminist philosophy, feminist approaches to philosophical issues, social and political philosophy, theories of knowledge, ethics, aesthetics, and science, technology, and medicine studies. Presupposes some familiarity with philosophy or feminist scholarship.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

PSYC 251 Feminist Theory and Social Psychology

Course bridges feminist theory and social psychological research to explore connections between theory covered and empirical studies on various topics in social psychology. Seminar format allows students opportunity for extensive discussion.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SOCD 204 Ethnographic Writing and Social Documentation

Graduate-level advanced seminar explores ways that seeing, hearing, and knowing are influenced by culture, power, race, and other factors. Readings emphasize how documentary subjects are constituted and known, addressing questions of epistemology, social constructivism, objectivity, and method. (Formerly Ways of Seeing and Hearing.)

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SOCY 268A Science and Justice: Experiments in Collaboration

Considers the practical and epistemological necessity of collaborative research in the development of new sciences and technologies that are attentive to questions of ethics and justice. Enrollment is by permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SOCY 268B Science and Justice Research Seminar

Provides in-depth instruction in conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research. Students produce a final research project that explores how this training might generate research that is more responsive to the links between questions of knowledge and questions of justice. Prerequisite(s): SOCY 268A, BME 268A, FMST 268A, or ANTH 267A. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students and by permission of the instructor.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring