Sociology | Gender Roles
S338 | 3775 | Powell


We will examine the nature and the effect of gender roles in
society.  In this examination, we will being by discussion our
assumptions about men and about women and how these assumptions
influence and are influenced by our own behavior and by social
institutions. Topics to be discussed may include: gender role
socialization, childhood and adolescence, media, schools, medicine,
sports, language, interpersonal relations, sexuality, the family, and
women and men in the work force.  This is not a course on women
only.  Rather, we will attempt to provide an equal emphasis on the
experiences of men and women.