Sociology of Gender

Sociology of Gender
Gender in social institutions: family, social hierarchies, economics, education, organizations, religion, and science.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining SOC 367
Course Outcomes

Conversant in Theory of Gender

  • Students will become acquainted with the major theoretical perspectives both sociological theories of gender, as well as other disciplinary perspectives.
  • Students will be able to evaluate gender through the lens of contrasting theoretical perspectives both in writing and in class discussions.

Gender: Individual, Interactions, Institutions

  • Students will recognize how gender operates at the level of the individual, in social interaction, and in social institutions.
  • Students will be able to discuss how gender influences individual identity, social interactions, and social institutions.
  • This ability will be assessed by exams (breadth) and short paper assignments (depth).

Application of Gendered Perspectives

  • Students will be able to apply gendered perspectives to everyday living. This will be developed in a class project to be presented orally.
  • Students will be able to apply gendered perpectives to their own lives. This will be assessed in short essay assignments and in small class discussion groups.