FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies introduces the theories and methodologies constitutive of Feminist & Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field that examines the historical, contemporary, and always changing relationships between power and markers of identity, such as gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, dis/ability, and citizenship. Informed by the legacies of the civil rights, student, labor, LGBTQ, and women’s movements, this course encourages reflection on student participation in institutions of power and privilege, as well as their role in affecting change.
Final Project Index
For the final project in FG110 with Professor Heidi R. Lewis, including the First-Year Experience (FYE) section, student groups produce 8 to 10-minute thesis-driven video essays that creatively explores any topic related to the course. Along those lines, please note that 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.
Block 4 2020
- Happily Never After: An Introduction to the Heterosexual Imaginary
- How to Get Away with Murder: The Gay Panic Defense
- Fearing Feminism: Anti-Feminist Women in the Information Age
- Disney Princesses: What Stories Do They Tell?
- Maybe She’s Born with It. Maybe It’s Beauty Culture.
Block 3 2019
- What to Stop Expecting When You’re Expecting
- Sexy Debates about Sex Education: A Guide for Middle School Teachers
- Shaving: What the Heck?
- Hairy Expectations
- Explaining Gender
Block 3 2018
- Claiming a Seat at the Table: Student Involvement in College Development Plans
- Calling All Manic Pixie Dream Girls
- Tactical Turkey Talk: How to Gobble about Politics with Friends and Family
- Woke Barbie: Changing with the Times?
- The Make-Up of Makeup
- The Subordination of Women in Legends Football
- Let’s Talk about Sex, Maybe?
- Shattering the Glass Slipper
- Breaking Patriarchy
- Sexism in the Back of My Pickup Truck: Examining Gender Bias in Country Music
- Have You Met My Gay Friend?: Examining Heteronormativity in Friends and How I Met Your Mother
- How Far They’ll Go: An Evolution of Disney’s Progressiveness in Princess Movies
- No Pain, No Game: The Roots and Effects of Violence in Contact Sport
- Halloween Hoes: The Hypersexualization of Women on Halloween
- PataguCCi: Paying Up to Dress Down at CC
- It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Sex Object!: The Damaging Effects of Portrayals of Superheroines in Comics
Block 5 2015
- Intersexuality & the Implications of Assigning Gender
- The Solo Exception: The Implications of Categorization of Female Athletes in the Media
- Collard Greens & a Side of Gender Rolls
- Not All Sh!ts & Giggles: Gender Roles within Friends
- 16 and (Not Ready to Be) Pregnant
- Sorority Life: Corrosion of Female Empowerment
- Behind the Scenes: The Hyper-Sexualization and Objectification of Women during Fashion Week
- Miley Cyrus and the Madonna-Whore Dichotomy
Block 5 2014
- Swiftly Conforming: A Gendered Analysis of Taylor Swift’s Songs
- It’s Not Just a Game: The Unrealistic Portrayals of Women in Video Games
- To Bi or Not to Bi: An Examination of Sexual Fluidity in Film
- Dorothy Michaels and Michael Dorsey: Subverting Gender in Tootsie
- Bound 2 Oppress You: Mediated Constructions of Pregnant Bodies
- Chicks Getting Ripped: Examining Social Perceptions of Women in “Men’s” Sports & Lifting
- They Like It Hot
- Let’s Talk about Sex: Slut-Shaming and Hookup Culture
- Gendered Stereotypes of Hooking Up w/ Friends versus Strangers
Block 5 2013
- The Weight of Masculinity
- The Vicious Cycle: Ovary-acting to a Natural Process
- Exploring Gender Roles at CC
- Mental Health at Colorado College
- The Silicone Story
- Gender Roles in Heterosexual Relationships: Expectations and Reality
- Locker Room Talk
- Makeup in the Media
- Who Says Women Aren’t Funny?
Block 5 2012
- Is Lady Gaga a Feminist?
- Is Nicki Minaj a Feminist?
- Sh!t CC College Boys Say!
- Super Bowl Ads 2012
- Feminism & Burlesque