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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SO 229 Introduction to Gender Studies


This course introduces students gender theory, the concept of gender as a social construction, and socio-cultural processes related to gender as a social institution. We will study gender inequality as it intersects with structural inequalities of race, sexuality, class, ethnicity, religion, and ability. Although this course is a sociology course, we will explore a variety of types of texts about gender, including academic, journalistic, personal narratives, and documentary films. We will examine the social construction of gender not only through our readings, but also through class discussion, interactive exercises, journal writing, and class projects. This course is open to all majors. It is required for minors in Gender and Sexuality Studies because it provides a foundational understanding of gender studies scholarship and lays the conceptual groundwork from which to connect gender and sexuality studies scholarship to inter-disciplinary study.