Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: September 25, 2021.
Sociology of Gender
Examination of processes by which gender is socially constructed. Topics include distinction between biological sex and sociological gender, causes and consequences of gender inequality, and recent changes in gender relations in modern industrial societies.
What you can learn.
- Explore how gender is shaped by social, cultural, historical, political, and economic factors
- Apply sociological ideas to our gendered lived experience
- Ask about the enduring effects of social structures, institutional patterns, and history on the social construction of gender
- Reflect upon socialization, identity, and the development of a gendered self through cross-cultural examples
- Examine the subjective experiences of intersectionality and the structural dimensions of inequalities
- Utilize diverse media including podcasts, videos, films, websites, and visual art in our efforts to master sociological ideas and concepts