Feb 25, 2024
SOC 220 - Sex and Gender in Society Credits: 5
Explores gender as a major organizing principle in culture, and examines how gender influences sexuality, personal relationships and social institutions, including media, family, work, school and politics. Examines similarities and differences between the sexes primarily from a sociological perspective, but also through historical, psychological, biological and anthropological theories that contribute to understanding gender as a social force.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
Course Fee: $1.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Explain how gender is socially constructed;
- Explain how cultural meanings attached to gender roles arise, are maintained, and change over time;
- Describe how relations of power have shaped gendered bodies, lives, and experiences across time and space.
- Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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