SOC 220 - Gender and Society

Course Description

This course examines gender as a system of stratification. It approaches issues of gender in society from both a social, structural, and a social psychological perspective. Issues related to gender inequality in selected institutions such as economy, family, media, education, and politics are studied. Group 1 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

PSY 101 or SOC 101, and placement into ENG 111/11.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Relate course contextual information to issues regarding gender and gender inequality in society.
  • Develop fact-based analyses on diversity in gendered patterns.
  • Apply concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research skills to problem solving many types of gender issues.
  • Analyze personal and social life.
  • Explore patterns of social and economic forces like globalization, technological change, social change and institutional problems as they relate to gender inequality.
  • Conduct studies of gender issues across the world including social-scientific and ethnographic studies.
Human Dimension:
  • Cultivate skills to enhance personal and social relationships.
  • Develop empathy for diversity in gender expressions and gendered experiences.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Investigate the relationship between social and civil engagement and the effect on people's and society.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Practice metacognition in their reflective journal writings.