SOC 230 : Sociology of Gender and Sexuality

This class is an exploration of the role gender and sexuality play in major institutions such as the media, economy, family, education, and politics in American society today. The class will lay particular emphasis on the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, class, and age in shaping contemporary inequalities. Major theoretical approaches to gender and sexuality will also be introduced. (SS)

Prerequisites

SOC& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Outcomes

  1. Understand gender as a social construction and its intersectional relationship with sexuality, race, class, and age in shaping contemporary inequalities.
  2. Analyze the role gender and sexuality play in key social institutions in American society such as the economy, politics, health care, and media.
  3. Compare liberal, socialist, radical, multiracial, and postmodernist frameworks of feminist theory.

Overview

Program

Credits

5