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SOC 220: Introduction to Gender and Sexualities

​Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 54 Lecture total

This course applies sociological theory and method to the study of gender and sexuality in cross-cultural perspective. It includes historical and contemporary analysis of masculinities and femininities and their relationship to social institutions, such as the family, schools, the military, religion, mass media, and popular culture. It examines the impact of economic and political change on sexuality, and gender expectations and practices. The approach uses macrolevel analysis of institutional effects on gender construction and sexuality, and micro-level analysis of socialization and “doing gender.” It considers how the intersecting axis of race, class, gender, and sexuality shape individual and group experience. Field trips may be required.