Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies

FG 110 Students (Block 1 2010)

FG110 Students (Block 1 2010)

The video projects posted on this site were created by students in FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies, including the First-Year Experience (FYE) section of the course.

Course Description

This course introduces students to Feminist & Gender Studies, a multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary discipline that arose in the 1960s and 1970s due to the efforts of those committed to the student, civil rights, and women’s movements. Hence, our intellectual pursuits focus on theories that interrogate the impetuses for and implications of power and dominance, especially that which is dependent on normative assumptions about sexuality, race, class, and other social, cultural, and political markers. We also study critical practices designed to eradicate and perpetuate oppression, including the ways people understand and resist, reject, and reproduce said assumptions. Along these lines, we undertake intellectual work developed in academic disciplines including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, history, literature, political science, anthropology, and economics, but we also remain committed to intellectual collaboration outside of the academy.

Course Objectives

FG 110 Students (Block 1 2012 FYE)

FG110 Students (Block 1 2012 FYE)

By the end of this course, students will learn the importance of the following objectives, as well as the skills required to perform them at a novice level:

  • examining and responding to feminist and gender studies theories and politics;
  • examining how feminist and gender studies intellectuals study the impetuses for and implications of power and dominance that is dependent on normative assumptions about sexuality, race, class, and other social, cultural, and political markers;
  • examining how feminist and gender studies intellectuals study critical practices designed to eradicate oppression;
  • examining how feminist and gender studies intellectuals examine the ways people understand and resist, reject, or reproduce normative assumptions;
  • and employing feminist and gender studies theories and politics in all coursework.

Final Project Index

For their final group project, students produce an 8 to 10-minute thesis-driven video essay that creatively explores any topic related to the course:

Block 1 (FYE) 2017

Block 1 (FYE) 2016

Block 5 2015

Block 1 (FYE) 2014

Block 5 2014

Block 1 (FYE) 2013

Block 5 2013

Block 1 (FYE) 2012

Block 5 2012

NOTE: The student-created projects on this site do NOT represent research findings and/or generalizable knowledge. Rather, these projects represent these students’ pursuit of knowledge.  

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