Course Description

This course explores the ways in which feminist and queer movements have challenged gender-based subordination, the ways in which the knowledge of bodies and identities have been socially constructed, and the ways in which the scientific and medical communities have constructed the corporal body.


Meeting Place and Times



Natalie Scheidler



Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

  • Londa Scheibinger, The Mind Has no Sex: Women in the Origins of Modern Science, Harvard

           University Press, 1989.

  • Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Crown Publishing Group: New York,

           New York, 2010.

  • Joanne Meyerowitz, How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States,

           Harvard University Press, 2004.

  • All other texts provided on D2L

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
  • Skype is recommended for one-on-one questions with your instructor


This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.


For More Information

For more information, please contact contact Natalie Scheidler

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learn how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

Registration requires a PIN number. Learn how to find your PIN.

Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.