Women Gender and Sexuality Summer Courses

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COMC-2277-V11 - Media and Sexuality
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

By all accounts, we have witnessed an explosion of LGBTQ representation in the media over the last decade. This course critically examines the terms of this new visibility, and inquires into the exclusions that accompany the recognition of certain queer and trans subjects. Through the study of media, film and popular culture, we will explore how representations of sex and sexuality are also central to the construction of ideas about race, class, gender, and nation.

CRN: 14886

Instructor: Moorman, Jennifer
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: CCUS, CELP, COLI, EP3, PJGS, PJST, WGSS

COMC-4380-L21 - Media and Moral Philosophy
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: MTTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This senior values EP4 seminar examines public discourse through the lens of moral philosophy. Debate in the public sphere often uses moral narratives to make sense of difficult issues or events. When something grips the national attention—such as a school shooting, a hotly contested election, or an environmental disaster—we don’t just need to know what happened, we also need to grapple with why. We want to understand whether and how this changes who we are as a society and our place in history. To this end, news and social media create diverse and often contradictory narratives about who is blameworthy and who is a victim, about what moral goods are at stake and the best way to protect and promote them. Understanding these narratives in moral terms is crucial to becoming an ethically informed public citizen, because it helps us grasp the deeply human stakes underlying what may often seem like endless newsfeed chatter. Each iteration of the course focuses on a different issue. In this version of the course, we will be looking at the moral narratives around gender.

CRN: 14931

Instructor: Schwartz, Margaret
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMST, ASAM, ASRP, CCMS, CCUS, CMST, EP4, VAL, WGSS

ENGL-4403-V31 - Extraordinary Bodies
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

From freak shows to the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with non-normative bodies have received special, and not always welcome, attention from their peers. This course will study the experience of people with anomalous bodies from a variety of personal and social perspectives. Please


Instructor: Sanchez, Rebecca
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, ADVD, AMST, ASLT, BEVL, COLI, DISA, DIUL, EP4, VAL, WGSS

SOCI-2847-V21 - The 60s: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

The 1960's was one of the most tumultuous eras in American history, marked by a revolutionary movement led by youth struggling for freedom on many levels. African Americans, with white support, struggled against the oppression of racial segregation of the South in the Civil Rights movement: young people sought sexual freedom and the right to experiment with drugs; musicians broke away from the restraints of traditional pop and folk songs and created rock and roll; politically minded youth attacked the traditional institutions of political and economic power by protesting against the war in Vietnam; women challenged traditional male attitudes that confined them to domesticity or inferior status in the work place and in society; gays organized against the repressive laws and prejudices against homosexuality. This course will show how all of these social strands intertwined using films, music and writings from the era.

CRN: 15031

Instructor: Wormser, Richard
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMST, APPI, ASAM, ASHS, ASSC, WGSS

SOCI-2925-V21 - Media, Crime, Sex, and Violence
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Turn on the television set, pick up the local newspaper, go on the Internet or watch a movie. Wherever you turn, you will find the media saturated with stories about corrupt cops and honest cops, drug dealers and drug users, murderers and victims, organized crime and serial killers, crusading district attorneys and defense attorneys, corrupt lawyers and hanging judges, violent prisoners and convicted innocents. How accurate are these representations? What are the ideological messages and cultural values these stories communicate? In this course, you will learn how to demystify media representations in order to understand how and why they are produced, and who is responsible for their production.

CRN: 15013

Instructor: Wormser, Richard
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASAM, ASHS, ASSC, PJMJ, PJST, URST, WGSS

THEO-3715-V31 - Classic Islamic Texts
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

This course explores classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary texts of Islam, including the Quran, Hadith, and philosophical, historical, mystical, ritual, and legal texts.

CRN: 15054

Instructor: Kueny, Kathryn
3 credits


Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only.

Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.