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SOC 220
Gender and Society


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Gender is a central feature of social life. Enhances students' recognition of the pervasiveness and complexities of a sex and gender "system," predominately focusing on our own society. Gender is explored on three levels (individual identity, gender roles, and institutional level) to include as a system of social relationships in which gender interacts with, and influences, institutional structures; as what people "do" in social interactions; and as an attribute by individuals for self-identification. Student may not earn credit for both SOC 220 and GWST 220. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the role of gender in social institutions, social interactions, and individual identity.
  • Explain the links between gender and other asymmetric systems such as race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation.
  • Examine the influences of gender within socio-cultural environments.
  • Analyze the architecture of our sex and gender system.

  • Course Topics
  • The notion that gender is socially constructed is examined in great depth by evaluating a number of social institutions (i.e., media, education, family).
  • Sex, gender, sexuality and the inequalities of each are uncovered.
  • Stages in gender socialization from infancy to childhood and beyond are identified.
  • The cost and consequences of gender stratification in the United States and around the world are looked at from sociological viewpoint.
  • A detailed analysis is given on the differences between female and male gender construction from historical to present.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    SOC 220
    Spring 2016
    7801
    Susan Palmer
    SOC 220
    Spring 2015
    9680
    Julirae Gunter-Castleton
    SOC 220
    Spring 2012
    2183
    Susan Palmer
    SOC 220
    Summer 2011
    8017
    Curtis Phillips
    SOC 220
    Summer 2010
    8017
    Curtis Phillips


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.