WGS 447 - Sociology of Gender
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in SOC or WGS.
May not be repeated for credit.
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For individuals, gender is often an essential aspect of personhood and personal experience. But gender is also a cultural and structural system that differentiates members of society. At both the individual and institutional levels, gender intersects with race, class, and sexuality to structure identities, rights, privileges, and opportunities. Organized around investigation of the socially produced North American binary gender order, this course is an introduction to the sociological study of gender that focuses on gender as embedded in social life. Specific topics of study include gender identity, how children and adults "become" gendered and "do" their gender(s), gender as a symbolic system, gender and sport, desire and gender, trans, and intersex.

Intended Audience:

This course welcomes entirely online participation

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: The weekly lectures for this course will be pre-recorded and made available asynchronously.

Course Teaching/Assessment: Assessments will be in the form of synchronous multiple choice-short answer exams online and asynchronous writing assignments.

Technology Platform: The course will use Canvas for asynchronous online components. Synchronous meetings will be conducted on Zoom. Students should have access to camera and microphone.


WGS 447 - Sociology of Gender
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