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280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.

301-302. Advanced Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Topics selected by the Women's Studies Committee. Prerequisite: GSS 171, 271, or PHI 352. See
Topics Courses.

393. Global Feminisms
The course will examine the meaning of "feminism" in a global context and study the ways in
which local movements, national and international agencies have addressed the issue of gender
oppression in the world. The course will also examine some of the issues that have become part
of the global agenda for women over the last few decades. Particular attention will be given to
women's movements worldwide and the multiple ways in which women have organized to
improve their lives. Prerequisite: GSS 171, 271, or PHI 352. Alternate years. (Social Science)

487. Project
A substantial culminating capstone for the Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies major,
typically completed in the senior year. Consists of an original research/criticism paper, a
creative writing/performance/exhibition, or a practicum, and a public presentation and defense.
Pre-requisites include GSS 171, 270, at least four other courses to be counted toward the major,
and the approval of the project proposal by the two advisors and instructor.

510. Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in Action (1/4)
What is the relevance of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies? How does it intersect with
other academic disciplines? How does it prepare you for life after Cornell? In this adjunct
course, Cornell professors and alumni will share the relevance of women’s, gender, and sexuality
studies to their own lives. In monthly gatherings, we will discuss how this interdisciplinary field
intersects with and influences other disciplinary perspectives and how it prepares us for the
future. Professors will share the ways that studying women, gender, and/or sexuality has shaped
their own teaching, research, and activism. Alumni will also talk about the effect of GSS studies
on their own lives and career paths. (CR)

Geology (GEO)

Rhawn Denniston, Benjamin Greenstein, Emily Walsh (chair)

Major: A minimum of 12.5 courses, including any 100-level geology course (excluding GEO
130), 130, 212, 214, 217, 306, 307, 320, 324; a field class, such as GEO 255, 329, or an accredited
summer field camp; the 300-level specialty course offered by the student's 485 advisor (GEO
317, 322, 325); GEO 485 (Departmental capstone experience); two (2) quarter credits in GEO
511 in association with the (1) construction of a capstone research proposal and (2) construction
and delivery of a public presentation of the capstone results.

Supporting coursework in chemistry, physics, and mathematics is strongly recommended,
including CHE 121-122 (Chemical Principles I and II) or CHE 161 (Accelerated General
Chemistry); MAT 121 (Calculus of a Single Variable), 122 (Calculus of Several Variables); and
PHY 161-162 (General Physics I and II), or 141-142 (Introductory Physics I and II).

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