Congratulations on getting permission to teach the class! That's marvelous!
I recommend "Even the Queen" by Connie Willis. Here (http://scifipedia.scifi.com/index.php/Even_the_Queen) is some information about the short story, including:
"Willis wrote "Even the Queen" as a tongue-in-cheek response to criticisms that her work does not address women's issues... the story has been widely controversial, particularly among feminist science fiction readers."