Course Catalog

The following is from the 2010-12 course catalog.  Not all courses are offered each year.
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Course Title
Course Level
Units
FMST 1
Feminist Studies: An Introduction
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Formerly Introduction to Feminisms.) (General Education Code(s): CC.)
FMST 10
Feminisms of/and the Global South
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Formerly course 80F.) (General Education Code(s): CC.)
FMST 14
Popular Culture in South Asia
Lower Division
5 units
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. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
FMST 16
Media Histories--News and New Media
Lower Division
5 units
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. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
FMST 20
Feminism and Social Justice
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Formerly course 80A.) (General Education Code(s): ER.)
FMST 21
Religion in American Politics and Culture
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Formerly course 80T.) (General Education Code(s): IM.)
FMST 30
Feminism and Science
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Formerly course 80K.) Enrollment limited to 80. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.)
FMST 40
Sexuality and Globalization
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Formerly course 80B.) (General Education Code(s): CC.)
FMST 41
Trans Gender Bodies
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Formerly course 80M.)
FMST 80S
Women in Music
Lower Division
5 units
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. (Also offered as Music 80S. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Offered in alternate academic years. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
FMST 100
Feminist Theories
Upper Division
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
FMST 102
Feminist Critical Race Studies
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): one course from feminist studies. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 112
Women and the Law
Upper Division
5 units
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. (Also offered as Politics 112. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to feminist studies, politics, legal studies, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.
FMST 115
Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Migration Across the Americas
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): course 1, 100, or 145. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
FMST 120
Transnational Feminisms
Upper Division
5 units
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 feminst critique that is attentive to the war on terror, neocolonialism, and empire. Prerequisite(s): course 1. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment limited to 40. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
FMST 123
Feminism and Cultural Production
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): course 1. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. May be repeated for credit.
FMST 124
Technology, Science, and Race Across the Americas
Upper Division
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors during priority enrollment only. Enrollment limited to 25. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.)
FMST 125
Race, Sex, and Technology
Upper Division
5 units
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.
FMST 126
Images, Power, and Politics: Methods in Visual and Textual Analysis
Upper Division
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors during priority enrollment only. Enrollment limited to 25. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
FMST 131
The Politics of Matter and the Matter of Politics
Upper Division
5 units
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? Prerequisite(s): course 1.
FMST 132
Gender and Postcoloniality
Upper Division
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 133
Science and the Body
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 100. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.)
FMST 135
Topics in Science and Sexuality
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): course 100 or 145. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment limited to 25. May be repeated for credit.
FMST 139
African American Women's History
Upper Division
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
FMST 145
Racial and Gender Formations in the U.S
Upper Division
5 units
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. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
FMST 148
Gender and Global Development
Upper Division
5 units
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.) (Also offered as Anthropology 148. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)
FMST 150
Mediating Desire
Upper Division
5 units
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. (Formerly Community Studies 152) Enrollment restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
FMST 168
Topics in Feminist Philosophy
Upper Division
5 units
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. (Also offered as Philosophy 147. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 100A or 100B or 100C.
FMST 175
Gender and Sexualities in Latina/o America
Upper Division
5 units
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. (Formerly, Gender and Sexuality in Latin America.) Enrollment restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior feminist studies majors or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
FMST 188
Topics in Feminist Studies
Upper Division
5 units
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. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. May be repeated for credit.
FMST 189
Advanced Topics in Feminist Theory
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): course 100. Enrollment restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Enrollment limited to 20. May be repeated for credit.
FMST 194A
Feminist Jurisprudence
Upper Division
5 units
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. Instructor permission required to enroll. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 112 or Politics 112. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194B
Queer/Feminist Historiography
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): course 100; and at least two upper-division feminist study couses; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment limited to 18.
FMST 194C
Gender and Iconicity
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior feminist study majors. Enrollment limited to 18.
FMST 194D
Feminist Science Studies
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and courses 1 and 100. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194F
Chicana/Latina Cultural Production
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 100. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist study majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194G
Images of Africa
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 100; enrollment restricted to seniors. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194H
Michel Foucault: An Introduction
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 100; and satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194I
Feminist Oral History and Memoir
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 100. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194K
Black Diaspora
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 100. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 194L
Decoloniality, Feminism, and Science Studies
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1 and 100. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194M
Empire and Sexuality
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the production of sexualities, sexual identification, and gender differentiation within multiple contexts of colonialism, decolonization, and emerging neo-colonial global formations. (Formerly course 118.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 100 or 145. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 18.
FMST 194N
Gender, Class, and Sex in Shanghai
Upper Division
5 units
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. (Also offered as History 194A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and History 40B, 140C, 140D, or 140E, or permission of instructor. Restricted to junior and senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194O
The Politics of Gender and Human Rights
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1 and 100. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194Q
Queer Diasporas
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): course 100 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194T
Transgender Studies
Upper Division
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior feminist studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
FMST 194V
Marxism and Feminism
Upper Division
5 units
Explores critically the intersections and crisis points between feminism and Marxism as bodies of thought, theoretical formations, and forms of historical inquiry. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, course 100, and at least two upper-division Feminist Studies courses. Enrollment limited to 18.
FMST 200
Feminist Theories
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 201
Topics in Feminist Methodologies
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15. May be repeated for credit.
FMST 202
Disciplining Knowledge/Graduate Research
Graduate
5 units
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. Prerequisite(s): course 200 and course 201. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 203
Feminist Pedagogies
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 204
Ethnographic Writing and Social Documentation
Graduate
5 units
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.) (Also offered as Social Documentation 204. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
FMST 207
Topics in Queer/Race Studies
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 211
Sexuality, Race, and Migration in the Americas
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 212
Feminist Theory and the Law
Graduate
5 units
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. (Also offered as History of Consciousness 212. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 214
Topics in Feminist Science Studies
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 215
Postcolonial and Postsocialist Transactional Analytics
Graduate
5 units
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.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 216
Archives/Genders/Histories: An Introduction
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 222
Religion, Feminism, and Sexual Politics
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 232
Topics in Postcolonial Studies
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 240
Culture and Politics of Human Rights
Graduate
5 units
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. (Also offered as Latin American&Latino Studies 240. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
FMST 243
Feminism, Race, and the Politics of Knowledge
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.
FMST 245
Race and Representation
Graduate
5 units
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. (Also offered as History of Art&Visual Culture 245 and History of Consciousness 245. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
FMST 251
Feminist Theory and Social Psychology
Graduate
5 units
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. (Also offered as Psychology 251. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
FMST 260
Black Feminist Reconstruction
Graduate
5 units
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. Enrollment restricted to graduate students Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 264
The Idea of Africa
Graduate
5 units
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. (Also offered as History of Consciousness 264. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 268A
Science and Justice: Experiments in Collaboration
Graduate
5 units
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 by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. (Also offered as Sociology 268A and Biomolecular Engineering 268A and Anthropology 267A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 268B
Science and Justice Research Seminar
Graduate
5 units
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): Sociology 268A, Biomolecular Engineering 268A, Feminist Studies 268A, or Anthropology 267A. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. (Also offered as Sociology 268B and Biomolecular Engineering 268B and Anthropology 267B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment limited to 15.
FMST 270
Anthropology at Its Interfaces with Feminist, Postcolonial, and Decolonial STS
Graduate
5 units
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). Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 18.
FMST 299
Thesis Research
Graduate
5 units
Enrollment restricted to students who have advanced to candidacy. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. May be repeated for credit.