Sociology | Gender Roles (3 CR)
S338 | 10087 | Puentes

9:30AM-10:45AM	MW	LH 033

Above class open to undergraduates only

This course focuses on gender in society by analyzing the impact of
the "social construction" of gender and what it means to how we live
our everyday lives. By examining the ways in which gender influences
our attitudes, behaviors, customs, and interactions we will develop
a better understanding of how and why society prescribes different
gender roles to females and males. We will also explore how social
institutions shape our assumptions about gender roles. We will
discuss how gender roles affect the expectations, experiences, and
opportunities of men, women, girls, and boys. In doing so, we will
examine what "feminine" and "masculine" mean and how these concepts
can be used in understanding gender roles. While exploring and
applying a variety of perspectives to gender, we will also discuss
the intersection of gender with race, social class, and sexuality.