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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to gender as a basic organizing principle of social life. Students will examine how gender is socially constructed and how these constructions affect self identity, interpersonal interactions, and inequality in society. Students will critically analyze the interactions of gender with race, class, and sexuality. (C-ID: SOCI 140) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how gender is a social construction
  • Demonstrate how our personal experiences as men and women are shaped by cultural assumptions about gender and social interaction in gendered institutions
  • Compare the ways in which different cultures view and understand gender
  • Analyze gender as an organizing principle of social life and social inequality
  • Identify the role of gender in various social institutions such as family, education, economy, religion, and mass media
  • Recognize how gender intersects with race, class, and sexuality

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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