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SOC 212 Gender in Society
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Social structures and processes related to the construction of gender in society, including theoretical perspectives, impact of politics past and present, sex versus gender, and gender in the workplace, media, religion, medicine, and in global perspective.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between sex and gender.

2. (Application Level) Apply knowledge of theories and core sociological concepts to issues of sex and gender.

3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the role of socialization in the process of gender role development.

4. (Analysis Level) Analyze the development of contemporary gender roles in various social institutions and their impact on men and women in society.

5. (Analysis Level) Examine the role of social class, race and ethnicity on the construction and definition of gender and appropriate gender roles.

6. (Comprehension Level) Discuss gender roles from a global perspective.

7. (Analysis Level) Analyze social issues such as the distribution of wealth, power, and prestige between women and men and relate them to issues of gender.

8. (Evaluation Level) Interpret the role of the mass media in creating conventional ideas about gender.

9. (Analysis Level) Examine the biological, psychological and sociological perspectives of gender role development.
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