Course Descriptions

SOC 206 - Sociology of Gender and Sexuality - WR

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the sociological study of gender and sexuality in contemporary U.S. society by examining the ways in which each are socially constructed. The role of gender and sexuality in institutional structures, including the economy, law, education and media will be examined. Historical and cross-cultural variations in gender and sexuality are explored as well as variations by race, ethnicity, and social class. Sociological theory and research will be used to provide analysis for systems of inequality as well as how the meanings and experiences of gender and sexuality have changed over time. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: SOC 101

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Apply sociological micro level perspectives to learn about the changing roles of females and males in the U.S.
2.Apply sociological macro level perspectives to learn about the changing roles of females and males in the U.S.
3.Describe historical social trends surrounding sex and gender.
4.Describe cross-cultural social trends surrounding sex and gender.
5.Describe contemporary social trends surrounding sex and gender.
6.Evaluate gender as a social construction which perpetuates global inequalities and stratification.
7.Analyze sociological research methodologies and data relative to the scientific study of sex and gender.
8.Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018