Feminist Studies Summer Courses


    Topics in Feminist Studies: "Feminism Beyond the Human: Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality, Species" (5 credits)

  • FMST 188

    Session 1

    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. 

    Proposed Instructor: Elana Santana

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  • Gender And Education (5 credits)

  • EDUC 135 (approved as FMST upper-division course)

    Session 2

    Addresses the changing but continuing patterns of unequal expectations, opportunities, and treatment throughout the educational system for all students, female and male, who do not match a standard model of gender performance. Enrollment is restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. 

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Andrea Vazquez

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  • Latin American Art and Visual Culture (online) (5 credits)

  • HAVC 144A (approved as FMST upper-division course)

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    Investigates Latin American and Caribbean art and visual culture. Studies decolonial resistances, alternative modernisms, examining the shaping of “race” and ethnicity under global capitalism. Looks at practices by Latin American and Latinx artists, focusing on Afro-Latinx and indigenous knowledges. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Tatiane Santa Rosa

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  • Queer Pasts: A Radical Telling of LGBTQ History in the United States

  • HISC 139C

    Session 2

    Queer Pasts: A Radical Telling of LGBTQ History in the United States critically explores how to preserve, represent, and study the history of queer and gender non-conforming people. Focus on non-traditional and digital archives, oral history, and original research. (General Education Code(s): TA.)

    Proposed Instructor: Bristol Cava-LaCoste

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  • Psychology of Sexual Aggression (5 credits)

  • PSYC 159D (approved as FMST upper-division course)

    Session 1

    An overview of psychological theory and research related to sexual aggression, focusing on both perpetration and victimization. Includes a discussion of the social construction of masculinity and femininity, media representations of sexual violence, and alternative (non-aggressive) visions of sexuality. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement. Prerequisite(s): Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and course 3 or 100. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology or feminist studies majors or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 30. 

    Visiting students - contact the instructor, Eileen Zurbriggen at zurbrigg@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material.

    Proposed Instructor: Eileen Zurbriggen

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  • Sex and Sexuality as Social Practice and Representation (5 credits)

  • SOCY 126 (approved as FMST upper-division course)

    Session 2

    Explores social and cultural aspects of human sexuality and reproduction, including how and why meanings and behaviors are contested. Analyzes sexuality and reproduction as forms of social and political control as well as cultural expression and self-determination. (Formerly Sociology of Sex) Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior sociology, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, Latin American/sociology combined, and global information and social enterprise majors, proposed majors, and minors. Enrollment limited to 90.

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Julie Bettie

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