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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 WST 220. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the architecture of our sex and gender system.
  • Explain the lives and experiences of both women and men.
  • Describe the complexities and pervasive influence of gender.
  • Define the role of gender in intimate relationships as well as in social institutions such as the workplace, education, media, and the family.
  • Explain the links between gender and other asymmetric systems with race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation and the social consequences with this 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 2012
    2183
    Susan Palmer
    SOC 220
    Summer 2011
    8017
    Curtis Phillips
    SOC 220
    Summer 2010
    8017
    Curtis Phillips
    SOC 220
    Spring 2010
    2191
    Curtis Phillips
    SOC 220
    Summer 2009
    8017
    Curtis Phillips


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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