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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Contacts

Office: Building 460, Room 216
Mail Code: 94305-2022
Phone: (650) 723-3413
Email: feminist-staff@stanford.edu
Web Site: http://feminist.stanford.edu

https://feminist.stanford.edu/

Courses offered by the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are listed under the subject code FEMGEN on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers an undergraduate major and minor, and an interdisciplinary honors program that is open to students in all majors. Each Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies student builds an individual program of study around a self-defined thematic focus, integrating courses from multiple departments. The program encourages work in the arts and supports creative honors theses. Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors may declare LGBT/Queer Studies as a subplan. The LGBT/Queer Studies subplan is appropriate for fields of study focusing on history and theories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities, communities, cultural practices, politics, and legal and medical issues. 

Curriculum guidelines and forms for the undergraduate major, minor, and honors programs are available on the program web site. See the program web site for additional contact information.

Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies awards the annual Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prizes and Francisco Lopes Prize for the best undergraduate scholarship on women, feminism, gender, or sexuality. The Rosaldo Prizes are awarded for the best essay and honors thesis or master's paper in the social sciences, and the Lopes Prize for the best essay and honors thesis or master's paper in the humanities. The Diane Middlebrook Graduate Teaching Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student teaching assistant or teaching fellow for their feminist pedagogy in classes on feminism, gender, and sexuality studies.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The interdepartmental Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides students with knowledge and skills to investigate the significance of gender and sexuality in all areas of human life. Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies examines how societies structure gender roles, relations, and identities, and how these intersect with other hierarchies of power, such as class, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and age. The program coordinates courses offered across the University in feminist and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. Students learn to employ critical gender and sexuality studies methodologies to analyze the assumptions about gender and sexuality that inform the study of individuals, cultures, social institutions, policy, and areas of scholarly inquiry. The program prepares majors for graduate study in humanities and social sciences, and for professional schools.

Learning Outcomes (Undergraduate)

The program expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge of the histories of feminist, gender, sexuality, and/or LGBT/queer social movements and their intersections with other social justice movements.
  2. understanding of how social hierarchies related to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity have developed historically, cross-culturally, and transnationally.
  3. knowledge and comprehension of feminist, gender, sexuality, and/or LGBT/queer theories and methods for social, historical, literary, and cultural analysis. 
  4. skill in making and communicating feminist, gender, sexuality, and/or LGBT/queer analyses of data, texts, and arguments.

Bachelor of Arts in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies requires 63 units and may be taken as a single major, as one of multiple majors, or as a secondary major. If taken as one of multiple majors, none of the 63 units counted toward the major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may overlap with units counted toward the major in another department or program. If taken as a secondary major, up to 30 of the units counted toward the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major may also be counted as fulfilling the major requirements in another department or program if that department or program consents. A maximum of 10 of the 63 units for the major may be taken on a credit/no credit or satisfactory/no credit basis; a maximum of 10 units may be taken as independent study or directed reading. FEMGEN core courses must be taken for a letter grade.

A student wishing to major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies should apply to the major via AXESS, preferably by the autumn quarter of the junior year. The student will then develop an individualized proposal describing a thematic focus and outlining a course of study, approved by a prospective adviser from the list of affiliated faculty. The proposal is then submitted to the Program Office (Bldg. 460, Room 216) for approval by the Director.

Curriculum

The major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies includes a total of at least 12 courses at the 100 level or above for a minimum of 63 units. The courses are divided among the core, the focus, and electives to reach the total course requirement.

The Core

Units
1. Introductory Course (5)
FEMGEN 101Introduction to Feminist Studies5
2. Feminist Theories and Method (2-5)
FEMGEN 103Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines2-5
3. Junior and Senior Seminars and Practica (3)
FEMGEN 104AJunior Seminar and Practicum1
FEMGEN 104BSenior Seminar and Practicum2
4. One feminist, gender, or sexuality theory course from approved course list below. (6-10)3-5
Consult the program mentor for past approved theory courses.
FEMGEN 120Queer Raza3-5
Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
Theory of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Gender and Modernism
Literature, History and Memory
Narrative & Narrative Theory: Power, Difference, and The Construction of Fictional Worlds
Critical Methods: Readings in Feminist and Queer Criticism
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
Black Feminist Theory
The Changing American Family
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
The Changing American Family
Graduate Workshop: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment
History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine and Engineering
Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines
The Changing American Family
The Social Determinants of Health
The Changing American Family
Performing Identities
5. One Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a related course in the social sciences (3-5)3-5
Subjects include Anthropology, Communication, Education, History, Human Biology, Law, Medicine, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
6. One Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a related course in the humanities (3-5)3-5
Subjects include English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, the arts, and languages
Total Units22-33
Practicum

The practicum courses (FEMGEN 104A Junior Seminar and Practicum, FEMGEN 104B Senior Seminar and Practicum) bring together theory and practical experience. The practicum involves field research, community service, or other relevant experience such as a public service internship. Students plan their practicum during Winter Quarter of the junior year in FEMGEN 104A Junior Seminar and Practicum (1 unit). The practicum is normally done over the summer between junior and senior year, and may be taken for additional units. It is followed by FEMGEN 104B Senior Seminar and Practicum (2 units), in Autumn Quarter of the senior year. FEMGEN 104B will next be offered in 2014-15.

The Focus

Every student designs a thematic focus consisting of at least five courses in addition to the core. The thematic focus is not declared in Axess. It does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Note: Majors focusing on LGBT/Queer Studies may declare the LGBT/Queer Studies subplan. See section below.

  1. The student designs his/her thematic focus in consultation with a faculty adviser. The following are examples, and students are encouraged to develop new ones:
    • Chicana Feminisms
    • Crosscultural Perspectives on Gender
    • Feminist Perspectives on Science and Technologies
    • Gender and Education
    • Gender, Race, and Nation/Transnational Feminisms
    • Gender Justice and Human Rights
    • Race, Class and Gender
    • Women, Creativity, and the Arts
    • Gender, Health and Medicine
    • Gender, Spirituality and Religion

    2.  At least three of the focus courses should be Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or related courses.

    3. At least one course should be a major survey, methodology, or theory course offered by a department or interdepartmental program as an initiation into the practice of study in the field.

   4.  At least one course within the thematic focus should address race/ethnicity and/or global perspectives.

Electives

Students are encouraged to take electives that provide intellectual breadth and contribute to the 63-unit requirement.

Writing in the Major (WIM)

Majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may satisfy the Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement by taking one of the approved WIM courses in the list below. Honors students satisfy the WIM requirement through their honors work. 

Units
WIM Courses for Majors (4-5)4-5
Perspectives on American Identity
Theory of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Language in Society
FEMGEN 153 is not offered in 2013-14
Total Units4-5

LGBT/Queer Studies Subplan

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors may declare LGBT/Queer Studies as a subplan. The LGBT/Queer Studies subplan is appropriate for fields of study focusing on history and theories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities, communities, cultural practices, politics, and legal and medical issues.  Transnational and comparative perspectives on LGBT/Queer identities and politics are particularly encouraged. Subplans are printed on the transcript and diploma and are elected in AXESS.

Students declaring the LGBT/Queer Studies subplan must meet all the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major requirements. In addition to all Feminist Studies core courses required for the major, the LGBT/Queer Studies subplan requires that students complete FEMGEN 120 Queer Raza.  At least 3 of the focus courses should be in the area of LGBT/Queer studies, chosen in consultation with and approved by the student's faculty adviser. 

Curriculum

A total of at least 12 courses at the 100 level or above for 63 units are required for the LGBT/Queer Studies subplan. The courses are divided among the core, the focus, and electives to reach the total course requirement.

The Core

Units
1. Introductory Courses (8-10)
FEMGEN 101Introduction to Feminist Studies5
FEMGEN 120Queer Raza3-5
2. Theory and Methods (FEMGEN 101 is a prerequisite of FEMGEN 103) (2-5)
FEMGEN 103Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines2-5
3. Junior and Senior Seminars and Practica (3)
FEMGEN 104AJunior Seminar and Practicum1
FEMGEN 104BSenior Seminar and Practicum2
4. One feminist, gender, or sexuality theory course from approved course list below. (3-5)3-5
Consult the program mentor for current and past approved theory courses.
Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
Theory of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Gender and Modernism
Literature, History and Memory
Narrative & Narrative Theory: Power, Difference, and The Construction of Fictional Worlds
Critical Methods: Readings in Feminist and Queer Criticism
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
Black Feminist Theory
The Changing American Family
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
The Changing American Family
Graduate Workshop: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment
History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine and Engineering
Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines
The Changing American Family
The Social Determinants of Health
The Changing American Family
Performing Identities
5. One Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a related course in the social science (3-5)3-5
Subjects include Anthropology, Communication, Education, History, Human Biology, Law, Medicine, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
6. One Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a related course in the humanities (3-5)3-5
Subjects include English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, the arts, and languages
Total Units22-33

 At least one course should be a major survey, methodology, or theory course offered by a department or IDP as an initiation into the practice of study in the field.

Practicum

The practicum courses (FEMGEN 104A Junior Seminar and Practicum, FEMGEN 104B Senior Seminar and Practicum) bring together theory and practical experience. The practicum involves field research, community service, or other relevant experience such as a public service internship. Students plan their practicum during Winter Quarter of the junior year in FEMGEN 104A Junior Seminar and Practicum (1 unit). The practicum is normally done over the summer between junior and senior year, and may be taken for additional units. It is followed by FEMGEN 104B Senior Seminar and Practicum (2 units), in Autumn Quarter of the senior year.

The Focus

Students in the LGBT/Queer Studies subplan design their thematic focus in LGBT/Queer Studies. The focus consists of at least five courses in addition to the core.  At least three of the five focus courses should be FEMGEN or related courses with significant LGBT/Queer Studies content and at least one course should address race/ethnicity and/or global perspectives on LGBT/Queer issues. The focus is designed in consultation with the student’s adviser.

Electives

Students are encouraged to take electives that provide intellectual breadth and contribute to the 63-unit requirement.

Overseas Studies Courses in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

For course descriptions and additional offerings, see the listings in the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site or the Bing Overseas Studies web site. Students should consult the Associate Director for applicability of Overseas Studies courses to a major or minor program.

Honors Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

For Majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Admission—The honors program offers an opportunity to do independent research for a senior thesis. It is open to students with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better in course work in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or demonstrated academic competence. Students should begin the application process by consulting with the Program Director or the Associate Director as early as possible in the junior year, preferably by the end of Winter Quarter.

During the application process, students design a project in consultation with their proposed thesis advisers and the Associate Director. A proposal describing the project and the number of units to be taken toward the honors directed project must be submitted to the program office for final approval. All projects must have a primary focus on gender or sexuality. See the honors section of the program web site for additional details.

Requirements

  1. Students enroll for 2-3 units per quarter in FEMGEN 199A, FEMGEN 199B, and FEMGEN 199C Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Honors Workshop.
  2. Students in the honors program also enroll for FEMGEN 105 Honors Work with their respective advisers, for an additional 2-3 units each quarter.  The combined number of units in 199 and 105 must be 5 per quarter, unless permission is granted by the Director or Associate Director for a different formulation.
  3. A semifinal draft of the thesis is due early in Spring Quarter of the senior year.
  4. The final thesis must be submitted by May 15 (or the following Monday should May 15 fall on a weekend). The completed thesis must be submitted with the Thesis Completion Form, which requires the adviser's signature of approval. Creative projects must include a section of critical analysis. For guidelines, see the honors section of the program web site.

For Majors in Other Departments

Interdisciplinary Honors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for majors in other departments or programs, as distinguished from honors for students pursuing a major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, is intended to complement study in any major. Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minors who wish to pursue honors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies should apply through the process for non-majors. 

Admission

The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies honors program is open to students majoring in any field with an overall GPA of 3.5 or better, or demonstrated academic competence.

Students must complete the following with a grade of 'B+' or better:

  1. Either FEMGEN 101 Introduction to Feminist Studies or FEMGEN 120 Queer Raza, and one designated feminist theory course, or
  2. Three Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses and/or approved courses relevant to the proposed honors research.

Students should begin the application process by consulting with the Program Director or the Associate Director as early as possible in the junior year, preferably by the end of Winter Quarter. During the application process, students design a project in consultation with their proposed thesis advisers and the Associate Director. A proposal describing the project and the number of units to be taken toward the honors directed project must be submitted to the program office for final approval. All projects must have a primary focus on gender or sexuality. See the honors section of the program web site for additional details.

Requirements

  1. Students enroll for 2-3 units per quarter in FEMGEN 199A, FEMGEN 199B, and FEMGEN 199C Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Honors Workshop.
  2. Students in the honors program also enroll for FEMGEN 105 Honors Work with their respective advisers, for an additional 2-3 units each quarter.  The combined number of units in 199 and 105 must be 5 per quarter, unless permission is granted by the Director or Associate Director for a different formulation.
  3. A semifinal draft of the thesis is due early in Spring Quarter of the senior year.
  4. The final thesis must be submitted by May 15 (or the following Monday should May 15 fall on a weekend). The completed thesis must be submitted with the Thesis Completion Form, which requires the adviser's signature of approval. Creative projects must include a section of critical analysis. For guidelines, see the honors section of the program web site.

Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

A student wishing to minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies should apply to the minor via AXESS, preferably by winter quarter of the junior year. The student will then develop an individualized proposal describing a thematic focus and outlining a course of study, approved by a prospective adviser from the list of affiliated faculty. The proposal is then submitted to the Program Office (Bldg. 460, Room 216) for approval by the Director.

The minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies consists of at least six courses at the 100 level or above for a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 36 units. None of the units for the minor may count towards the student's major. The minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies should be declared by Winter Quarter of a student's junior year.

Requirements

Units
1. Introductory Course (5)
FEMGEN 101Introduction to Feminist Studies5
2. One of the feminist, gender, or sexuality theory courses from the approved course list below (6-10)3-5
FEMGEN 103 (FEMGEN 101 is a prerequisite of FEMGEN 103)
FEMGEN 120Queer Raza3-5
Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
Theory of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Gender and Modernism
Literature, History and Memory
Narrative & Narrative Theory: Power, Difference, and The Construction of Fictional Worlds
Critical Methods: Readings in Feminist and Queer Criticism
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
Black Feminist Theory
The Changing American Family
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
The Changing American Family
Graduate Workshop: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment
History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine and Engineering
Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines
The Changing American Family
The Social Determinants of Health
The Changing American Family
Performing Identities
Total Units11-15

The Focus

At least 4 of the courses for the minor should relate to a thematic focus defined by the student and faculty adviser.  See the suggested clusters listed in the "Bachelor of Arts in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies" section of this bulletin. At least one course within the thematic focus should address race/ethnicity and/or global perspectives on feminist, gender, and sexuality.

Ph.D Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Ph.D. minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides graduate students pursuing Ph.D.s broad interdisciplinary knowledge in the field and prepares them to teach courses in the subject. The goal of the program is to bring together graduate students and faculty from different departments, programs, and schools who use feminist and queer perspectives in their research.

Application and Acceptance

Prospective students submit a Ph.D. minor application form outlining an academic plan with courses and quarters to satisfy the minor requirements. The form must be signed by the student’s home department faculty adviser.

This formal application to the minor must be submitted before advancement to candidacy at the end of the second year of graduate study. Prior to that time, students are expected to have been working with an adviser from the affiliated faculty in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to ensure that all the requirements can be met without delaying progress to degree or to TGR status. Students are encouraged to consult with the Director or Associate Director as soon as they have develop an interest in pursuing the minor. A student who is planning to apply for a master's degree on the way to the Ph.D. should plan out the course of study carefully, since units for the minor may not also be counted toward a Stanford master's degree.

An accepted student selects a Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty adviser with assistance from the program director. The adviser meets with the student to discuss and sign the academic plan outlined on the Application for Ph.D. Minor form. The plan represents a student's best estimate of courses planned to meet the minor requirements. Students who wish to enroll in the minor after the Winter Quarter of their first year must demonstrate that their participation will not delay their time to degree or their time to TGR.

Students must remain in good academic standing in their home departments.

Requirements

To receive the Ph.D. Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, students fulfill the following requirements, for a minimum of 20 units at the graduate level (typically 200-level or higher).

Units
FEMGEN 203Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines3-5
A feminist theory course such as:4-5
Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
Queer Raza
Latin@ Literature
Sociology of Gender
The Social Determinants of Health
The Changing American Family
Performing Identities
Two electives: graduate-level courses or related courses in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, one of which may be from the student's home department. The following are examples of appropriate elective courses. Check ExploreCourses for scheduling informaton.10
Racial Identity in the American Imagination
Topics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence
Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Capitalism
Feminism and Contemporary Art
Critical Concepts in Chican@ Literature
Chinese Bodies, Chinese Selves
Sex, Gender, and Power in Modern China
Queer Literature and Film
Literature and Transgression
Oscar Wilde and the French Decadents
Indigenous Identity in Diaspora: People of Color Art Practice in North America
Gender and Higher Education: National and International Perspectives
Women and Health Care
Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention
The Changing American Family
Graduate Workshop: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Topics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence
Seminar in Women's Health: Women and Disabilities
The Woman Question in Modern Russia
Topics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence
Immigration Debates in America, Past and Present
Gender and Sexuality in Chinese History
Queer Raza
Critical Concepts in Chican@ Literature
Latin@ Literature
Queer of Color Critique: Race, Sex, Gender in Cultural Representations
The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Queer Health and Medicine
Journeys in Women's Health and Sex and Gender in Medicine
Romance, Desire, and Sexuality in Modern Japanese Literature
Constitutional Law: The Fourteenth Amendment
Gender, Law, and Public Policy
Health and Human Rights Speaker Series
Physicians and Human Rights
Current Issues in Reproductive Health
Human Rights and Global Health
Social Movements and Collective Action
Interpersonal Relations
Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium, 3 quarters
FEMGEN 299Graduate Workshop: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (must be taken for three quarters)3
Total Units20-23

Academic Progress

Students submit an annual progress report listing the courses completed towards the minor and courses planned in future quarters. This form is approved by both the main faculty adviser and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty adviser. Students meet with their Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty adviser to discuss their progress report.

Notation

Students who complete all the requirements receive the following notation on their transcript and diploma: “Ph.D. Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.”

Sponsorship

The Ph.D. minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is sponsored by the Program in Modern Thought and Literature. The minor is administered by the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Program Director

Christine Min Wotipka (Education)

Associate Director

Patti Hanlon-Baker

Program Committee

Kathleen Coll, Shelley Correll, Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Patti Hanlon-Baker, Allyson Hobbs, and Christine Min Wotipka

Faculty Affiliates

American Studies: Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Anthropology: Kathleen Coll, Paulla Ebron, Miyako Inoue, S. Lochlann Jain, Matthew Kohrman, Barbara Voss, Sylvia Yanagisako

Art and Art History: Terry Berlier, Pamela Lee, Jean Ma, Richard Meyer

Comparative Literature: Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Patricia Parker

Developmental Biology: Ellen Porzig

East Asian Languages and Cultures: Haiyan Lee, Yoshiko Matsumoto, James Reichert, Melinda Takeuchi

Education: Myra Strober (emerita), Christine Min Wotipka

English: Eavan Boland, Helen Brooks, Terry Castle, Michele Elam, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Barbara Gelpi (emerita), Claire Jarvis, Andrea Lunsford, Paula Moya, Stephen Orgel, Ramón Saldívar, Stephen Hong Sohn, Jennifer Summit, Elizabeth Tallent

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Nicole Baran, Kathleen Coll, Andrea Rees Davies, Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, Susan Krieger, Valerie Miner, Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann

French and Italian: Cecile Alduy, Marisa Galvez, Carolyn Springer

German Studies: Russell Berman, Adrian Daub, Kathryn Strachota

History: Philippe Buc, Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Paula Findlen, Estelle Freedman, Allyson Hobbs, Katherine Jolluck, Nancy Kollmann, Ana Minian, Paul Robinson (emeritus), Londa Schiebinger, Matthew Sommer, Laura Stokes, Kären Wigen

Human Biology: Anne Firth Murray

Iberian and Latin American Cultures: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano

Law: Deborah Rhode, Jane Schacter

Linguistics: Penelope Eckert, Rob Podesva

Medical School: Ann Arvin, Helen Blau, Gabriel Garcia, Cheryl Gore-Felton, Roy King, Cheryl Koopman, Iris Litt (emerita), Leah Millheiser, Marcia Stefanick

Music: Heather Hadlock

Philosophy: Helen Longino, Debra Satz

Political Science: Lisa Blaydes, Terry Karl

Psychology: Laura Carstensen, Hazel Markus

Religious Studies: Charlotte Fonrobert, Hester Gelber, Linda Hess

Slavic Languages and Literatures: Monika Greenleaf

Sociology: Shelley Correll, Cecilia Ridgeway

Theatre and Performance Studies: Jennifer Brody, Harry J. Elam, Leslie Hill, Jisha Menon, Cherríe Moraga, Helen Paris, Peggy Phelan

Overseas Studies Courses in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Bing Overseas Studies Program manages Stanford study abroad programs for Stanford undergraduates. Students should consult their department or program's student services office for applicability of Overseas Studies courses to a major or minor program.

The Bing Overseas Studies course search site displays courses, locations, and quarters relevant to specific majors.

For course descriptions and additional offerings, see the listings in the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses or Bing Overseas Studies.

Units
OSPBER 174Sports, Culture, and Gender in Comparative Perspective5
OSPFLOR 34The Virgin Mother, Goddess of Beauty, Grand Duchess, and the Lady: Women in Florentine Art4
OSPFLOR 67The Celluloid Gaze: Gender, Identity and Sexuality in Cinema4
OSPMADRD 45Women in Art: Case Study in the Madrid Museums4
OSPOXFRD 57The Rise of the Woman Writer 1660-18605
OSPOXFRD 117WGender and Social Change in Modern Britain4-5
OSPPARIS 60Representations of Women in Christian Art: Boldness and Virtue4
OSPSANTG 14Women Writers of Latin America in the 20th Century4-5

Related Courses

The following is a partial list of related courses for Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. See ExploreCourses for course descriptions and General Education Requirements (GER) information. See degree requirements above or check with the program associate director for applicability of these courses toward specific major or minor program requirements.

Units
AMSTUD 139BAmerican Women Writers, 1850-19205
AMSTUD 156HWomen and Medicine in US History: Women as Patients, Healers and Doctors5
AMSTUD 161Women in Modern America4-5
AMSTUD 183Border Crossings and American Identities5
AMSTUD 214The American 1960s: Thought, Protest, and Culture5
AMSTUD 258Topics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence4-5
ANTHRO 201Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology5
ARTHIST 176Feminism and Contemporary Art4
CHILATST 53JLove Notes: Queers of Color on Politics of the Heart3
CHINGEN 135Chinese Bodies, Chinese Selves3-5
CHINGEN 136The Chinese Family3-5
CLASSGEN 17Gender and Power in Ancient Greece3-4
CLASSGEN 110Introduction to Greek Tragedy4
COMPLIT 11QShakespeare, Playing, Gender3
COMPLIT 112Oscar Wilde and the French Decadents3-5
COMPLIT 190Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in Dialogue with Contemporary Philosophical, Social, and Ethical Thought3-5
COMPLIT 226AQueer Literature and Film3-5
COMPLIT 236Literature and Transgression3-5
COMPLIT 312Oscar Wilde and the French Decadents3-5
CSRE 53JLove Notes: Queers of Color on Politics of the Heart3
CSRE 103SNative American Women, Gender Roles, and Status5
CSRE 162Women in Modern America4-5
CSRE 177Writing for Performance: The Fundamentals5
CSRE 179GIndigenous Identity in Diaspora: People of Color Art Practice in North America3-5
CSRE 183Border Crossings and American Identities5
CSRE 192ETopics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence4-5
CSRE 200Latin@ Literature3-5
DANCE 160Rethinking the Ballerina4
EDUC 100AEAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education1
EDUC 100BEAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education1
EDUC 193GPsychological Well-Being on Campus: A Focus on Gender and Sexual Identities1
ENGLISH 65NContemporary Women Fiction Writers3
ENGLISH 88NGraphic Novels Asian American Style3
ENGLISH 105AQueer Reading and Queer Writing in Early Modern England5
ENGLISH 139BAmerican Women Writers, 1850-19205
ENGLISH 150DWomen Poets5
ENGLISH 160Poetry and Poetics5
ENGLISH 161ANarrative & Narrative Theory: Power, Difference, and The Construction of Fictional Worlds5
ENGLISH 162ACritical Methods: Readings in Feminist and Queer Criticism5
FEMGEN 205Songs of Love and War: Gender, Crusade, Politics3-5
FILMSTUD 102Theories of the Moving Image4
HISTORY 34AEuropean Witch Hunts3
HISTORY 36NGay Autobiography4
HISTORY 44History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Environment3
HISTORY 130AIn Sickness and In Health: Medicine and American Society, 1800-Present5
HISTORY 134AThe European Witch Hunts5
HISTORY 144History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine and Engineering5
HISTORY 161Women in Modern America4-5
HISTORY 166BImmigration Debates in America, Past and Present3-5
HISTORY 221BThe Woman Question in Modern Russia5
HISTORY 258Topics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence4-5
HUMBIO 129Critical Issues in International Women's Health4
HUMBIO 140Sex and Gender Differences in Human Physiology and Disease2-3
HUMBIO 143Adolescent Sexuality4
HUMBIO 144Boys' Psychosocial Development3
ILAC 193The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar3-5
ILAC 280Latin@ Literature3-5
ILAC 287Queer Raza3-5
ILAC 382Latin@ Literature3-5
ILAC 393The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar3-5
INDE 215Queer Health and Medicine1
JAPANGEN 187Romance, Desire, and Sexuality in Modern Japanese Literature3-4
JAPANGEN 287Romance, Desire, and Sexuality in Modern Japanese Literature3-4
LAW 255Constitutional Law: The Fourteenth Amendment3
LAW 307Gender, Law, and Public Policy3
LINGUIST 150Language in Society4
LINGUIST 156Language and Gender4
MED 205Health and Human Rights Speaker Series1
MED 242Physicians and Human Rights1
MUSIC 14NWomen Making Music3
NATIVEAM 103SNative American Women, Gender Roles, and Status5
OBGYN 216Current Issues in Reproductive Health1
OSPBEIJ 7Sex, Gender, and Power in Modern China3-5
OSPOXFRD 57The Rise of the Woman Writer 1660-18605
PEDS 223Human Rights and Global Health3
PHIL 153Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines2-5
PHIL 253Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines2-5
PSYCH 29NGrowing Up in America3
RELIGST 24Sexuality, Gender, and Religion2
SOC 118Social Movements and Collective Action5
SOC 120Interpersonal Relations4
SOC 134Education, Gender, and Development4
SOC 140Introduction to Social Stratification3
SOC 142Sociology of Gender5
SOC 152The Social Determinants of Health4
SOC 155The Changing American Family4
TAPS 314Performing Identities4

Courses

FEMGEN 5C. Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives. 3 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 105C. History majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in 105C.) Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the extent and complexity of the global phenomenon of human trafficking, especially for forced prostitution and labor exploitation, focusing on human rights violations and remedies. Provides a historical context for the development and spread of human trafficking. Analyzes the current international and domestic legal and policy frameworks to combat trafficking and evaluates their practical implementation. Examines the medical, psychological, and public health issues involved. Uses problem-based learning and offers an optional service-learning component.
Same as: HISTORY 5C, HUMBIO 178T, SOMGEN 205.

FEMGEN 17. Gender and Power in Ancient Greece. 3-4 Units.

Introduction to the sex-gender system of ancient Greece, with comparative material from modern America. How myths, religious rituals, athletics, politics and theater reinforced gender stereotypes and sometimes undermined them. Skills: finding clues, identifying patterns and making connections amongst the components of a strange and beautiful culture very different from our own. Weekly participation in a discussion section is required.
Same as: CLASSGEN 17.

FEMGEN 24. Sexuality, Gender, and Religion. 2 Units.

From ancient times to the present, religious texts, authority figures, adherents, and critics have had a great deal to say about sexuality and gender, with powerful impacts in personal, social and political spheres. Today these debates are more wide ranging and public than ever. In this lecture and discussion series, distinguished scholars from within and beyond Stanford will consider how sexuality and gender become ¿religious¿ in Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Same as: RELIGST 24.

FEMGEN 52N. Spoken Sexuality: Language and the Social Construction of Sexuality. 3 Units.

the many ways language is used in the construction of sexuality and sexual identity. How language is used as a resource for performing and perceiving sexual identity. Drawing on linguistic analyses of pronunciation, word choice, and grammar, questions such as: Is there a gay accent? Why isn't there a lesbian accent? How do transgendered people modify their linguistic behavior when transitioning? How are unmarked (heterosexual) identities linguistically constructed? Sexuality as an issue of identity, as well as of desire. Iconic relations between elements of language such as breathy voice quality and high pitch, and aspects of desire such as arousal and excitement. How language encodes ideologies about sexuality; how language is used to talk about sexuality in public discourses about gay marriage and bullying, as well as in personal narratives of coming out. How language encodes dominant ideologies about sexuality, evident in labels for sexual minorities as well as terminology for sex acts. Discussions of readings, explorations of how sexuality is portrayed in popular media, and analyses of primary data. Final research paper on a topic of student choice.
Same as: LINGUIST 52N.

FEMGEN 101. Introduction to Feminist Studies. 4-5 Units.

Introduction to interdisciplinary feminist scholarship, which seeks to understand the creation, perpetuation, and critiques of gender inequalities. Topics include the historical emergence of feminist politics and contemporary analyses of work and family, health and sexuality, creativity, and politics. Close attention to the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality and to international, as well as U.S., perspectives. Students learn to think critically about gender in the past, present, and future.
Same as: AMSTUD 107, CSRE 108.

FEMGEN 101. Introduction to Feminist Studies. 4-5 Units.

Introduction to interdisciplinary feminist scholarship, which seeks to understand the creation, perpetuation, and critiques of gender inequalities. Topics include the historical emergence of feminist politics and contemporary analysis of work and family, health and sexuality, creativity, and politics. Close attention to the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality and to international, as well as U.S., perspectives. Students learn to think critically about gender in the past, present, and future.
Same as: AMSTUD 107, CSRE 108, HISTORY 107.

FEMGEN 103. Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines. 2-5 Units.

(Graduate Students register for PHIL 253 or FEMGEN 203) The interdisciplinary foundations of feminist thought. The nature of disciplines and of interdisciplinary work. Challenges of feminism for scholarship and research.nnPrerequisites: Feminist Studies 101 or equivalent with consent of instructor.
Same as: FEMGEN 203, PHIL 153, PHIL 253.

FEMGEN 104A. Junior Seminar and Practicum. 1 Unit.

Preference to and required of Feminist Studies majors; others require consent of instuctor. Feminist experiential learning projects related to critical studies in gender and sexuality. Identifying goals, grant proposal writing, and negotiating ethical issues in feminist praxis. Developing the relationship between potential projects and their academic focus in the major.

FEMGEN 104B. Senior Seminar and Practicum. 2 Units.

Required for Feminist Studies majors. Non-majors enrolled with consent of instructor. Students develop oral reports on their practicum and its relationship to their academic work, submit a report draft and revised written analysis of the practicum, and discuss applications of feminist scholarship. May be repeated once for credit.

FEMGEN 105. Honors Work. 1-15 Unit.

(Staff).

FEMGEN 105C. Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives. 5 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 5C. History majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in 105C.) Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the extent and complexity of the global phenomenon of human trafficking, especially for forced prostitution and labor exploitation, focusing on human rights violations and remedies. Provides a historical context for the development and spread of human trafficking. Analyzes the current international and domestic legal and policy frameworks to combat trafficking and evaluates their practical implementation. Examines the medical, psychological, and public health issues involved. Uses problem-based learning and offers an optional service-learning component.
Same as: HISTORY 105C, INTNLREL 105C.

FEMGEN 107A. Ripped from the Headlines: Current Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Issues and Questions. 1-2 Unit.

Discussion of current issues and questions related to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

FEMGEN 107B. EAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education. 1 Unit.

Education and Society Theme (EAST) House seminar. In autumn quarter, faculty and other scholars from around the University discuss the latest issues, debates, and research in the field of Education. In winter quarter, research and practice pertaining to sex, gender, and education are presented by professionals and scholars. In the spring, the seminar revolves around race, ethnicity, and higher education with a particular emphasis on Asian American issues. Through an examination of these topics, students are able to share and develop their varied interests in educational research, policy, and practice.nnNotes: Attendance at first class required. Seminar meets in the EAST House Dining Hall located at 554 Governor's Ave.
Same as: EDUC 100B.

FEMGEN 107C. You're Majoring in What?! Why Feminism is Still Relevant. 1-2 Unit.

Stanford Feminist Study alum and community activists will join this weekly seminar to share how studying feminism has helped them professionally. Together speakers and students will explore answers to questions such as: ¿Why study feminism, sexuality, or gender studies?¿ ¿Why is feminism still relevant?¿.

FEMGEN 108. Internship in Feminist Studies. 1-5 Unit.

Supervised field, community, or lab experience in law offices, medical research and labs, social service agencies, legislative and other public offices, or local and national organizations that address issues related to gender and/or sexuality. One unit represents approximately three hours work per week. Required paper. May be repeated for credit. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center). Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Majors may not receive 108 credit for their required practicum, as they are to sign up for FEMGEN 104 A & B instead. Prerequisites: Course work in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, written proposal and application form submitted for approval by program office, written consent of faculty sponsor. Course may be taken 3 times total, for a max of 15 units.

FEMGEN 109. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Raising Critical Awareness in Gender and Sports. 3 Units.

In 1972, Title IX legislation opened up a vast range of opportunities for women in sports. Since then, women's sports have continued to grow yet the fight for recognition and equality persists. Simply put, men's sports are more popular than women's--so much so, in fact, that people often make the hierarchical distinction between "sports" and "women's sports." But what would it take to get more women's sports featured on ESPN or more female athletes on the cover of Sports Illustrated? And, given the well-documented corruption at the highest levels of men's sports, should such an ascent in popularity be the goal for women's sports? This course will map out and respond to the multifaceted issues that emerge when women enter the sports world. Throughout the quarter, we will explore the fight for gender equality in sports through historical, cultural, and rhetorical lenses.
Same as: FEMGEN 209.

FEMGEN 115. Queer Reading and Queer Writing in Early Modern England. 5 Units.

Considers the possibility of identifying queer reading and writing practices in early modern England as well the theoretical and historical obstacles such a project necessarily encounters. Focus on the role which Renaissance discourses of desire continue to play in our negotiations of homo/erotic subjectivity, identity politics, and sexual and gender difference. Study of Renaissance queerness in relation to the classical tradition on the one hand and the contemporary discourses of religion, law, and politics on the other. Readings include plays, poems, and prose narratives as well as letters, pamphlets, and ephemeral literature. Both major and minor authors will be represented.
Same as: ENGLISH 105A.

FEMGEN 120. Queer Raza. 3-5 Units.

Examination of cultural representations by U.S. Latin@s that explore the following questions: How is the mutual constitution of race/sex/class/gender theorized and represented? How is desire racialized? How is racial difference produced through sex acts and what is the function of sex in racial (self)formation? How to reconcile pleasure and desire with histories of imperialism and (neo)colonialism and other structures of power? How do these texts reinforce or contest stereotypes and the "ideal" bodies of national identity? How do these texts produce queerness as a web of social relations?
Same as: CHILATST 120, ILAC 287.

FEMGEN 124. Challenging Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Medicine. 2 Units.

Explores and challenges the traditional physiological bases for distinguishing human males from females, as well as the psychosocial factors that play a role in experiencing and expressing gender and sexuality. Topics include the influence of sociocultural (gender) norms and behaviors on human biology, the interactions of "sex" and "gender" on medical outcomes, the importance of understanding the spectrum of sex, gender, and sexuality in clinical practice.
Same as: FEMGEN 125, FEMGEN 224, FEMGEN 256, INDE 257.

FEMGEN 125. Challenging Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Medicine. 2 Units.

Explores and challenges the traditional physiological bases for distinguishing human males from females, as well as the psychosocial factors that play a role in experiencing and expressing gender and sexuality. Topics include the influence of sociocultural (gender) norms and behaviors on human biology, the interactions of "sex" and "gender" on medical outcomes, the importance of understanding the spectrum of sex, gender and sexuality in clinical practice.
Same as: FEMGEN 256, INDE 257.

FEMGEN 125. Current Controversies in Women's Health. 3 Units.

Interdisciplinary. Focus is on the U.S. Topics include: health research; bioethical, legal, and policy issues; scientific and cultural perspectives; social influences; environmental and lifestyle effects on health; and issues related to special populations. Guest lecturers; student debates. Undergraduates must enroll in HUMBIO 125 or FEMGEN 125. PhD minor in FGSS, enroll in FEMGEN 256 for 3 units and for a letter grade. Spring.
Same as: FEMGEN 256, HUMBIO 125, OBGYN 256.

FEMGEN 129. Critical Issues in International Women's Health. 4 Units.

Women's lives, from childhood through adolescence, reproductive years, and aging. Economic, social, and human rights factors, and the importance of women's capacities to have good health and manage their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles. Emphasis is on life or death issues of women's health that depend on their capacity to negotiate or feel empowered, including maternal mortality, violence, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and sex trafficking. Organizations addressing these issues. A requirement of this class is participation in public blogs. Prerequisites: Human Biology core or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Same as: HUMBIO 129.

FEMGEN 138. Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention. 3-4 Units.

[Technical error is capping enrollment prematurely; come to first day of class] Course offers an interdisciplinary feminist perspective on the causes of gender violence, addresses the multi-leveled approaches to ending gender violence, and explores the relationship between violence against women and other forms of oppression: racism, economic exploitation, heterosexism and social class. Framework examines institutional barriers maintaining gender violence in our culture and considers multi-dimensional solutions. Students from every discipline, women and men, apply theoretical perspectives to professional goals and an optional service-learning project. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center)
Same as: FEMGEN 238, HUMBIO 178V.

FEMGEN 139. Rereading Judaism in Light of Feminism. 4 Units.

During the past three decades, Jewish feminists have asked new questions of traditional rabbinic texts, Jewish law, history, and religious life and thought. Analysis of the legal and narrative texts, rituals, theology, and community to better understand contemporary Jewish life as influenced by feminism.
Same as: JEWISHST 139.

FEMGEN 140A. Destroying Dichotomies: Exploring Multiple Sex, Gender, and Sexual Identities. 3-5 Units.

This course is designed to broaden the student's awareness of the human experience by introducing scholarly debates about sex, gender and sexual identities and expressions. We will consider the socially constructed nature of sex, gender and sexuality and examine the history and community of those who identify as intersexual, transgender, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, pansexual and/or queer through texts, discussion, films, and class presentations.

FEMGEN 140D. LGBT/Queer Life in the United States. 4-5 Units.

An introductory course on LGBT social, cultural, and political history in the United States. This course explores how categories of sexuality have changed over time, with particular emphasis on the relationship among homosexuality, heterosexuality, and transgenderism. Students will analyze how the intersections of race, class, and sexuality influenced the constitution of these categories and the politics of social relations. Historical and literary sources will be used to examine changes in LGBT experiences and identities, primarily in the twentieth century.
Same as: FEMGEN 240D, HISTORY 257C.

FEMGEN 140G. Identity and Popular Music. 3-5 Units.

Major political issues of our time are played out in popular music. How do we come to identify with it and how does it influence our sense of self? This course investigates the intersection of identifications such as gender, sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, age, class, and ability in a variety of popular music from mid-century to the present. No special knowledge of music is required.
Same as: CSRE 140G, MUSIC 140G.

FEMGEN 140H. New Citizenship: Grassroots Movements for Social Justice in the U.S.. 5 Units.

Focus is on the contributions of immigrants and communities of color to the meaning of citizenship in the U.S. Citizenship, more than only a legal status, is a dynamic cultural field in which people claim equal rights while demanding respect for differences. Academic studies of citizenship examined in dialogue with the theory and practice of activists and movements. Engagement with immigrant organizing and community-based research is a central emphasis.
Same as: ANTHRO 169A, CHILATST 168, CSRE 168.

FEMGEN 140P. Queer Art and Performance. 4-5 Units.

Examines the late 19th, 20th and 21st century forms of performance-- including examples from drama, theater, cabaret, and performance art -- through the perspectives of contemporary critical gender and queer theories. Texts and movements range from early avant-garde (Dada, Futurism) to gay and lesbian drama (Lillian Hellmann, Joe Orton, Tony Kushner) to post-liberation Queer performance and video (Split Britches, Carmelita Tropicana, Kalup Linzy). Theorists include Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.
Same as: TAPS 164T, TAPS 364T.

FEMGEN 142. Sociology of Gender. 5 Units.

(Graduate students register for 242.) Gender inequality in contemporary American society and how it is maintained. The social and relative nature of knowledge and the problems this poses for understanding sex differences and gendered behavior in society. Analytical levels of explanation for gender inequalities: socialization, interaction processes, and socioeconomic processes; arguments and evidence for each approach. The social consequences of gender inequality such as the feminization of poverty, and problems of interpersonal relations.
Same as: FEMGEN 242, SOC 142, SOC 242.

FEMGEN 144. History of Women and Gender in Science, Medicine and Engineering. 5 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 44. Majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in HISTORY 144.) Men's and women's roles in science, medicine, and engineering over the past 200 years with a focus on the present. What are the efforts underway globally to transform science, medicine, and engineering into fields where women can flourish? How have science and medicine studied and defined males and females? Can gender analysis spark creativity in human knowledge?
Same as: HISTORY 144.

FEMGEN 145. Culture Wars: Art and Social Conflict in the USA, 1890-1950. 4 Units.

This course examines social conflicts and political controversies in American culture through the lens of visual art and photography. We consider how visual images both reflect and participate in the social and political life of the nation and how the terms of citizenship have been represented¿and, at times, contested¿by artists throughout the first half of the 20th century. The class explores the relation between American art and the body politic by focusing on issues of poverty, war, censorship, consumerism, class identity, and racial division.
Same as: AMSTUD 145M, ARTHIST 145, ARTHIST 345.

FEMGEN 150D. Women Poets. 5 Units.

The development of women's poetry from the 17th to the 20th century. How these poets challenge and enhance the canon, amending and expanding ideas of tone, voice and craft, while revising societal expectations of the poet's identity. Poets include Katharine Philips, Letitia Barbauld, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Mew, Sylvia Plath, and Adrienne Rich.
Same as: ENGLISH 150D.

FEMGEN 151. Studying Popular Music. 3-5 Units.

What is "popular" music? How do the tools we use to think about the popular shape our understanding of what it contains? What can popular music tell us about a time period, a community, an artist, an industry, or a country? This course teaches the methodologies utilized in popular music studies, including analysis of sonic, visual, and social media, listener and performance ethnography, critical theory, and engagement with journalism. No musical experience required.
Same as: FEMGEN 251, MUSIC 151F, MUSIC 251F.

FEMGEN 152. 'Tis all in pieces: Space and Gender on the Threshold of the Modern World. 5 Units.

These dramatic words, spoken by the British poet John Donne, signal the onset of the Early Modern world and the profound reconfigurations of space and related structures of thought, including conceptions of the self and the encoding of gender roles. We will explore the vibrant Early Modern world in the context of space and representations of gender, sexuality, and race as manifest in unprecedented literary and artistic forms, such as Shakespeare¿s ¿Othello,¿ Marlowe¿s ¿Doctor Faustus,,¿ the poetry of John Donne, the art of Michelangelo and Caravaggio as well as key historical and cultural texts. And we will visit the Cantor Arts Center (on campus) for a guided tour and lecture on art and perspective. We also will read and discuss selected texts from the modern world, such as Samuel Beckett¿s ¿Waiting for Godot¿ and poetry and commentary by Adrienne Rich, to study both changes and continuities with the Early Modern period. We will consider the vital cognitive role of the reader or viewer in the formation of particular instances of artistic form, including recent---and highly thought-provoking---material from the neurosciences and cognitive studies.nnNote: Instructor will consider changes in meeting times/days to accommodate student schedules if feasible. Please send request to: hbrooks@stanford.edu.
Same as: FEMGEN 252.

FEMGEN 153Q. Creating the Gendered Story. 4-5 Units.

Exploration of novels, stories, memoirs and micro-narratives in which gender plays a major role. The texts are by writers of varied genders and sexual orientations as well as varied class, racial and national backgrounds. Written assignments present a mixture of academic and creative options.

FEMGEN 154. Black Feminist Theory. 5 Units.

This course will examine black feminist theoretical traditions, marking black women¿s analytic interventions into sexual and pleasure politics and reproduction, critical culture and race theory, citizenship, identity, power and agency, representation, and questions of the body. Exploring concepts such as intersectionality, controlling images, the politics of respectability and the particularities of a black feminist liberation politic, we will look to black feminist scholars, activists, and artists from the 19th century to today.
Same as: AFRICAAM 154.

FEMGEN 155. The Changing American Family. 4 Units.

Family change from historical, social, demographic, and legal perspectives. Extramarital cohabitation, divorce, later marriage, interracial marriage, and same-sex cohabitation. The emergence of same-sex marriage as a political issue. Are recent changes in the American family really as dramatic as they seem? Theories about what causes family systems to change.
Same as: FEMGEN 255, SOC 155, SOC 255.

FEMGEN 156. Happiness, Well-Being, Gender. 1-3 Unit.

Exploring the meaning and attainment of psychological well-being and happiness, this course will address gender differences in well-being and approaches that can be used by all individuals to improve their state of happiness and well-being. Course literature will be drawn primarily from social, clinical, and positive psychology, but will be drawn from other disciplines as well. Students will actively engage with course material by critiquing studies, discussing research, and applying methods for improving well-being to their daily lives.
Same as: PSYCH 129.

FEMGEN 156X. Language and Gender. 4 Units.

The role of language in the construction of gender, the maintenance of the gender order, and social change. Field projects explore hypotheses about the interaction of language and gender. No knowledge of linguistics required.
Same as: LINGUIST 156.

FEMGEN 161. Women in Modern America. 4-5 Units.

The transformation from the New Woman of the 1890s to the New Woman of the 1990s; attention to immigrant, black, and white women, both historical analyses and personal accounts. Topics include: workforce participation; family and reproductive labor; educational and professional opportunities; the impact of wars, economic depression, and popular culture; and recurrent feminist movements.
Same as: AMSTUD 161, CSRE 162, HISTORY 161.

FEMGEN 188Q. Imagining Women: Writers in Print and in Person. 4-5 Units.

Gender roles, gender relations and sexual identity explored in contemporary literature and conversation with guest authors. Weekly meetings designated for book discussion and meeting with authors. Interest in writing and a curiosity about diverse women's lives would be helpful to students. Students will use such tools as close reading, research, analysis and imagination. Seminar requires strong voice of all participants. Oral presentations, discussion papers, final projects.
Same as: CSRE 188Q.

FEMGEN 191Q. Writing Women's Lives. 2 Units.

Creative writing through dialogue focusing on prose about the lives of women in different cultures and generations. Novels, short stories, and micro-narrative including fiction and memoir. Students produce work using research, memory, imagination, and metaphor.

FEMGEN 193G. Psychological Well-Being on Campus: A Focus on Gender and Sexual Identities. 1 Unit.

This course examines mental health and psychological well-being across the spectrum of gender and sexual identities. It addresses the unique challenges that face LGBTQ-identified students, and provides tools for supporting peers as they navigate these challenges. Discussion topics include current conceptualizations of gender identity and sexual orientation, including sexual and gender fluidity; the intersection of queer identities with multiple identities such as ethnic/racial identify and faith/spirituality; unpacking stereotypes; queer relationships and sexuality, coming out and disclosure, and mental health issues.
Same as: EDUC 193G.

FEMGEN 195. Directed Reading. 1-15 Unit.

May be repeated for credit. (Staff).

FEMGEN 199A. Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Honors Workshop. 2-3 Units.

Required of seniors in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies honors program. Participants share ongoing work on their honors theses. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

FEMGEN 199B. Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Honors Workshop. 2-3 Units.

Required of seniors in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies honors program. Particippants share ongoing work on their honors theses. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

FEMGEN 199C. Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Honors Workshop. 2-3 Units.

Required of seniors in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies honors program. Particippants share ongoing work on their honors theses. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

FEMGEN 203. Feminist Theories and Methods Across the Disciplines. 2-5 Units.

(Graduate Students register for PHIL 253 or FEMGEN 203) The interdisciplinary foundations of feminist thought. The nature of disciplines and of interdisciplinary work. Challenges of feminism for scholarship and research.nnPrerequisites: Feminist Studies 101 or equivalent with consent of instructor.
Same as: FEMGEN 103, PHIL 153, PHIL 253.

FEMGEN 205. Songs of Love and War: Gender, Crusade, Politics. 3-5 Units.

Analysis of medieval love, satirical and Crusade lyrics of the trouabdours. Study of deictic address, corporeal subjectivity, the female voice, love debates, and the body as a figure of political conflict. Course readings include medieval treatises on lyric and modern translations of the troubadour tradition. Works by Ovid, Bernart de Ventadorn, Bertran de Born, La Comtessa de Dia, Thibaut de Champagne, Raimon Vidal, Dante, and Pound. Taught in English. Course includes a lab component for creation of multi-media translation projects: trobar. stanford.edu.
Same as: FRENCH 205.

FEMGEN 205X. Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Colloquium. 1 Unit.

This course focuses on the relationship between global health and human rights. The course will feature leading human rights scholars and practitioners from around the world. We will examine the conceptual linkages between global health and human rights and explore both the promise of the field and the challenges inherent in implementing its norms on the ground. Health and human rights are interrelated in multiple ways: human rights abuses have negative health consequences; health policies and programs can enhance or hinder human rights; and health outcomes are improved by fulfilling the full range of human rights. Stanford students may enroll in the course for 1 Unit credit based upon attendance. The Series is also open to the Stanford community and the general public.
Same as: INTNLREL 110, IPS 271, POLISCI 204, POLISCI 304.

FEMGEN 209. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Raising Critical Awareness in Gender and Sports. 3 Units.

In 1972, Title IX legislation opened up a vast range of opportunities for women in sports. Since then, women's sports have continued to grow yet the fight for recognition and equality persists. Simply put, men's sports are more popular than women's--so much so, in fact, that people often make the hierarchical distinction between "sports" and "women's sports." But what would it take to get more women's sports featured on ESPN or more female athletes on the cover of Sports Illustrated? And, given the well-documented corruption at the highest levels of men's sports, should such an ascent in popularity be the goal for women's sports? This course will map out and respond to the multifaceted issues that emerge when women enter the sports world. Throughout the quarter, we will explore the fight for gender equality in sports through historical, cultural, and rhetorical lenses.
Same as: FEMGEN 109.

FEMGEN 224. Challenging Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Medicine. 2 Units.

Explores and challenges the traditional physiological bases for distinguishing human males from females, as well as the psychosocial factors that play a role in experiencing and expressing gender and sexuality. Topics include the influence of sociocultural (gender) norms and behaviors on human biology, the interactions of "sex" and "gender" on medical outcomes, the importance of understanding the spectrum of sex, gender, and sexuality in clinical practice.
Same as: FEMGEN 124, FEMGEN 125, FEMGEN 256, INDE 257.

FEMGEN 226A. Queer Literature and Film. 3-5 Units.

Close analysis of major works of LGBTQ literature, film, and visual art from the 1890s to today. Students will gain deeper knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary forms of queer representation in various national literatures, film, and visual art; understand relevant social and political debates; and gain a basic knowledge of feminist and queer theory. Course will include an optional online component to reach out to the public (class website queerlitfilm.wordpress.com, social media).
Same as: COMPLIT 226A.

FEMGEN 236. Literature and Transgression. 3-5 Units.

Close reading and analysis of erotic-sexual and aesthetic-stylistic transgression in selected works by Wilde, Schnitzler, Joyce, Barnes, Bataille, Burroughs, Thomas Mann, Guenter Grass, Kathy Acker, Junot Diaz and others. Along with understanding the changing cultural, social, and political contexts of what constitutes "transgression" or censorship, students will gain knowledge of influential theories of transgression by Foucault, Blanchot, and contemporary queer and feminist writers.
Same as: COMPLIT 236.

FEMGEN 237. Medical Impact of Sexual and Relationship Abuse Throughout the Life Course. 1 Unit.

Provides an overview of the acute and chronic physical, mental, and emotional trauma from sexual abuse through the perspective of the survivor and the offender. The experience of sexual abuse varies for each individual with respect to age, gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, and many other societal factors. Focuses on investigating sexual abuse within various populations from a medical perspective. Discusses the physical, psychological, behavioral, and medical implications of sexual abuse for each demographic explored in the course, along with prevention efforts that would be most effective in these populations.
Same as: INDE 237.

FEMGEN 238. Violence Against Women: Theory, Issues, and Prevention. 3-4 Units.

[Technical error is capping enrollment prematurely; come to first day of class] Course offers an interdisciplinary feminist perspective on the causes of gender violence, addresses the multi-leveled approaches to ending gender violence, and explores the relationship between violence against women and other forms of oppression: racism, economic exploitation, heterosexism and social class. Framework examines institutional barriers maintaining gender violence in our culture and considers multi-dimensional solutions. Students from every discipline, women and men, apply theoretical perspectives to professional goals and an optional service-learning project. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center)
Same as: FEMGEN 138, HUMBIO 178V.

FEMGEN 240D. LGBT/Queer Life in the United States. 4-5 Units.

An introductory course on LGBT social, cultural, and political history in the United States. This course explores how categories of sexuality have changed over time, with particular emphasis on the relationship among homosexuality, heterosexuality, and transgenderism. Students will analyze how the intersections of race, class, and sexuality influenced the constitution of these categories and the politics of social relations. Historical and literary sources will be used to examine changes in LGBT experiences and identities, primarily in the twentieth century.
Same as: FEMGEN 140D, HISTORY 257C.

FEMGEN 241. Sex and Gender Differences in Human Physiology and Disease. 2-3 Units.

Chromosomal and hormonal influences on cells, tissues, and organs that underlie the development of reproductive organs and sexual dimorphism of the neuroendocrine system. Effects of endogenous and exogenous sex hormones and environmental factors that differ between men and women on the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, and immunological systems over the lifecourse, from conception to puberty, through reproductive phases (including changes during the menstrual cycle up to and beyond menopause in women and with aging in men). Transgender health issues. Guest lecturers. Prerequisite: Human Biology core or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Same as: HUMBIO 140, MED 240.

FEMGEN 242. Sociology of Gender. 5 Units.

(Graduate students register for 242.) Gender inequality in contemporary American society and how it is maintained. The social and relative nature of knowledge and the problems this poses for understanding sex differences and gendered behavior in society. Analytical levels of explanation for gender inequalities: socialization, interaction processes, and socioeconomic processes; arguments and evidence for each approach. The social consequences of gender inequality such as the feminization of poverty, and problems of interpersonal relations.
Same as: FEMGEN 142, SOC 142, SOC 242.

FEMGEN 251. Studying Popular Music. 3-5 Units.

What is "popular" music? How do the tools we use to think about the popular shape our understanding of what it contains? What can popular music tell us about a time period, a community, an artist, an industry, or a country? This course teaches the methodologies utilized in popular music studies, including analysis of sonic, visual, and social media, listener and performance ethnography, critical theory, and engagement with journalism. No musical experience required.
Same as: FEMGEN 151, MUSIC 151F, MUSIC 251F.

FEMGEN 252. 'Tis all in pieces: Space and Gender on the Threshold of the Modern World. 5 Units.

These dramatic words, spoken by the British poet John Donne, signal the onset of the Early Modern world and the profound reconfigurations of space and related structures of thought, including conceptions of the self and the encoding of gender roles. We will explore the vibrant Early Modern world in the context of space and representations of gender, sexuality, and race as manifest in unprecedented literary and artistic forms, such as Shakespeare¿s ¿Othello,¿ Marlowe¿s ¿Doctor Faustus,,¿ the poetry of John Donne, the art of Michelangelo and Caravaggio as well as key historical and cultural texts. And we will visit the Cantor Arts Center (on campus) for a guided tour and lecture on art and perspective. We also will read and discuss selected texts from the modern world, such as Samuel Beckett¿s ¿Waiting for Godot¿ and poetry and commentary by Adrienne Rich, to study both changes and continuities with the Early Modern period. We will consider the vital cognitive role of the reader or viewer in the formation of particular instances of artistic form, including recent---and highly thought-provoking---material from the neurosciences and cognitive studies.nnNote: Instructor will consider changes in meeting times/days to accommodate student schedules if feasible. Please send request to: hbrooks@stanford.edu.
Same as: FEMGEN 152.

FEMGEN 255. The Changing American Family. 4 Units.

Family change from historical, social, demographic, and legal perspectives. Extramarital cohabitation, divorce, later marriage, interracial marriage, and same-sex cohabitation. The emergence of same-sex marriage as a political issue. Are recent changes in the American family really as dramatic as they seem? Theories about what causes family systems to change.
Same as: FEMGEN 155, SOC 155, SOC 255.

FEMGEN 256. Challenging Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Medicine. 2 Units.

Explores and challenges the traditional physiological bases for distinguishing human males from females, as well as the psychosocial factors that play a role in experiencing and expressing gender and sexuality. Topics include the influence of sociocultural (gender) norms and behaviors on human biology, the interactions of "sex" and "gender" on medical outcomes, the importance of understanding the spectrum of sex, gender and sexuality in clinical practice.
Same as: FEMGEN 125, INDE 257.

FEMGEN 256. Current Controversies in Women's Health. 3 Units.

Interdisciplinary. Focus is on the U.S. Topics include: health research; bioethical, legal, and policy issues; scientific and cultural perspectives; social influences; environmental and lifestyle effects on health; and issues related to special populations. Guest lecturers; student debates. Undergraduates must enroll in HUMBIO 125 or FEMGEN 125. PhD minor in FGSS, enroll in FEMGEN 256 for 3 units and for a letter grade. Spring.
Same as: FEMGEN 125, HUMBIO 125, OBGYN 256.

FEMGEN 258. Topics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence. 4-5 Units.

Recent historical interpretations of sexual violence, with particular attention to the intersections of gender and race in the construction of rape, from early settlement through the twentieth century. Topics include the legal prosecution of rape in Early America; the racialization of rape in the U.S.; lynching and anti-lynching in the U.S.; and feminist responses to sexual violence.
Same as: AMSTUD 258, CSRE 192E, FEMGEN 358, HISTORY 258, HISTORY 358.

FEMGEN 260. Seminar in Women's Health: Women and Disabilities. 5 Units.

Explores visible and invisible disabilities, women's psychological as well as physical health, issues of access, caretaking, self-definition and the diversity of disabled women's identities. Disabilities covered include blindness, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis, emotional and learning disabilities, and conditions requiring wheelchairs and other forms of physical assistance. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Same as: FEMGEN 360.

FEMGEN 260X. Journeys in Women's Health and Sex and Gender in Medicine. 1 Unit.

Sponsored by the Stanford WSDM Center. Course focuses on health research on women and sex differences in medicine, acknowledges the "wisdom" of research and education on sex (e.g. chromosomes, gonads, gonadal hormones) and gender (sociocultural) factors influencing health. Brings alumni to share their professional journeys in the world of Women and Sex Differences in Medicine. Meets Women's Health Scholarly Concentration Requirement.
Same as: INDE 260.

FEMGEN 297. Education, Gender, and Development. 4 Units.

Theories and perspectives from the social sciences relevant to the role of education in changing, modifying, or reproducing structures of gender differentiation and hierarchy. Cross-national research on the status of girls and women and the role of development organizations and processes.
Same as: EDUC 197, SOC 134.

FEMGEN 299. Graduate Workshop: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 1-3 Unit.

Theory, methods, and research in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, through presentations of ongoing work by students, faculty, and guest speakers, and discussion of recent literature and controversies, feminist pedagogy and career development issues. Restricted to doctoral students. Repeatable for credit. Required for PhD Minors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3 quarters min.).
Same as: EDUC 370X.

FEMGEN 358. Topics in the History of Sexuality: Sexual Violence. 4-5 Units.

Recent historical interpretations of sexual violence, with particular attention to the intersections of gender and race in the construction of rape, from early settlement through the twentieth century. Topics include the legal prosecution of rape in Early America; the racialization of rape in the U.S.; lynching and anti-lynching in the U.S.; and feminist responses to sexual violence.
Same as: AMSTUD 258, CSRE 192E, FEMGEN 258, HISTORY 258, HISTORY 358.

FEMGEN 360. Seminar in Women's Health: Women and Disabilities. 5 Units.

Explores visible and invisible disabilities, women's psychological as well as physical health, issues of access, caretaking, self-definition and the diversity of disabled women's identities. Disabilities covered include blindness, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis, emotional and learning disabilities, and conditions requiring wheelchairs and other forms of physical assistance. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Same as: FEMGEN 260.

FEMGEN 395. Graduate Independent Study. 1-15 Unit.

Students pursue a special subject of investigation under supervision of an affiliated faculty member. May be repeated for credit.