Spring 2023  |  SOC 3221 Section 001: Sociology of Gender (65581)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 58 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Gender is something so fundamental to our lives, to our identities, and how we interact with others that we often take it for granted. However, understandings of gender vary across time and place, and even within cultures, making it clear that our understandings of gender are not universal or timeless. In this class, we will examine how gender intersects with race and sexuality, as well as how it impacts areas of our lives such as child socialization, family structure, the media, intimate relationships, and the workplace prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cabdi+SOC3221+Spring2023
Class Description:

This course examines gender through an interdisciplinary perspective. We will explore how we all ‘do gender' and how this performance varies across time and space. The course draws from literature on the United States as well as from transnational perspectives to critically study the gendered patterns produced by institutions in our society. These patterns reveal how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, nation, class, religion and sexuality in complex ways. We will also engage with academic literature examining how gender shapes our lives throughout the life course including child socialization, family structure, the media, intimate relationships, and the workplace.

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate a good understanding of feminist sociological theories on gender in society.

Recognize and compare local and global perspectives on gender constructions through sociological theories.

Understand how gender intersects and is closely linked with various power hierarchies in society such as race, class, sexuality.

Grading:
20%-Attendance, participation, presentations.
50%-Two exams over the course of the semester.
30%-Research paper on one of the course themes.
Exam Format:
Two exams over the course of the semester. These exams will include short answer as well as essay-type questions.
Class Format:
Lectures, videos, group discussions and student-led presentations
Workload:
about 50-60 pages of reading per week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65581/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 October 2019

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