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SOC 260 - Sociology of Gender (CD) (4)

This course examines the social significance of gender in contemporary U.S. society. It analyzes the social construction of gender ideology and how women and men's experiences are affected by social institutions such as work, education, the family, and the criminal justice system. Men and women's differential experiences are analyzed within the context of race, class, and sexual orientation. The course demonstrates how the experiences of men and women are created through social institutions and can, therefore, be transformed through social and institutional change. Offered intermittently.