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SOC 3300  SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER (3 credits)

This course critically examines the meaning, purpose, and consequences of gender, by using sociological methods and theories to explore the institutions that structure gender relationships and identities, and form the contexts that shape social life in the United States. Particular attention will be given to how social institutions like the state, the economy, family and the mass media shape the definitions of femininity and masculinity, as well as how the gender system intersects with other structures of inequality - race, class, and sexual orientation.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 1010 and sophomore standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: U.S. Diversity General Education course