Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 3344 - Sex, Gender & Feminist Thought

Credits: 3 hrs
This course provides insight into the ways that shared biological traits are differently experienced by men and women. Specifically, it explores the ties that bind gender to race/ethnicity, class, culture, age, politics, religion and other social forces. Major attention focuses on the ways that society commonly uses gender based differentiation to organize itself and its institutions. Course content targets systems of privilege and inequality, with emphasis on the global diversity of cultures, customs, ideologies, and social structures. Analysis of contemporary media, pop culture, and scientific publications introduces students to the dynamic relationship between the “whole self” and society. A scholarly review of feminist thoughts on gender asymmetry in society will prepare students for the challenge of finding better ways to build sustainable relationships between men and women and between women and society.
Pre-requisite(s): SOC 2301  or SOC 2302