SOC 225 - Sociology of Gender at Paul D. Camp Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Analyzes influence of major social institutions and socialization in shaping and changing sex roles in contemporary society. Examines differential access to positions of public power and authority for men and women.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To provide students with an understanding of how one of the most basic aspects of personal identity ? gender ? is socially and culturally shaped.To increase students? understanding of social dynamics by examining social life through the lens of gender.To provide students with empirical knowledge about the ways in which men and women experience social life in contemporary society.To encourage students to examine their experience of gender roles and feel empowered to alter these if they choose to do so.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Ability to read in English at the college level.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

Optional Topics

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