Major program: The major requires a minimum of ten credits. The core of the major is an individually designed concentration consisting of four courses. The concentration should be a well-focused topic which requires an interdisciplinary approach. When students declare a Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major, they are assigned to an advisor who will then work with them to design a concentration. Not all of the courses which contribute to the concentration need be FGSS listings. A 500 word proposal describing the concentration must be approved by the student's advisor, and submitted to the FGSS office no later than fall semester of the junior year.

Sample Courses:  Feminist Theories; Biology of Women; The Gendering of Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Japanese Horror Fiction and Film; Seminar in Eating Disorders

Number of Professors: 13

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Claire Potter

Professor of History, Professor of American Studies


Research Interests: The impact of historical writing about race and citizenship on nationalist discourse in the United States; federal campaigns against pornography initiated in the Carter, Reagan and first Bush administrations; interhemispheric relations; politics and culture of the Southern States, post-Stonewall queer political thought.