Dec 08, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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SOC 235 - Gender and Society


4 Hour(s)
Gender, communication and sociology go hand-in-hand-in-hand. We understand our own gender and attribute gender to others through words and symbols accepted in our society. This class is an opportunity for you to learn about some of the ways in which gender is constructed and performed within and across multiple cultural categories. Based on the concept of intersectionality, we will look at how communication is used to create, establish, and normalize gender and gender roles within racial, ethnic, sexuality, and socioeconomic class boundaries. We will invoke our sociological imaginations to understand what these constructions mean on the larger stage of society and how we can envision other meanings that might create other outcomes. We will take a critical and in-depth look at the world around us to see the complexity in our often taken-for-granted experiences as gendered people.

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