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Fall 2017
Jan 18, 2018
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SOCI 161 - Sociology of Gender
TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
WAL 390

Gender Roles is an introduction to the sociological study of gender. Sociologists of Gender argue that gender is a major organizing principle of everyday life. We will be investigating the social construction and maintenance of gendered – and transgendered – identities in a gender-stratified society. The topics we will examine include: cultural definitions and expectations regarding gender identity and roles; childhood socialization; intimacies and sexualities; gender inequalities in relationships, including marriage and families of choice; inequities in work and the economy; religion; power and politics; and social reforms and possibilities for all individuals. Variations based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class are considered throughout the course. The focus is primarily on contemporary American society, although global issues will also be explored.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Sociology Department

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