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Comparative Gender Stratification
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How to Cite

Leffler, Ann. 2015. “Comparative Gender Stratification”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Gender stratification systems vary greatly around the world. To examine differences and similarities, we need to be able to map the places, regions, and ethnic groups that we will discuss. So first we will first brush up on cartographic skills.
We also need to know some basics about how various places operate: their demographics, economics, social...

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Subject Area(s):
Sex and Gender
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Class Level(s):
College 300
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Usage Notes

Students often come into class scared. I don’t mind this. By the end, their confidence has grown, because their analytic skills have risen. I encourage computers in class. All assigned material is online, and we frequently refer to current events. Among the written assignment options is comparing how some specific aspect of gender stratification...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. I. To compare gender stratification systems across (1) places and (2) times.
  2. II. To sharpen understanding of (1) cartographic data, (2) theories, (3) empirical data, and (4) current events.
  3. III. To practice clear communication in (1) writing, (2) reading, (3) speaking, and (4) reading

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Following A. Smith’s criteria, assessment of written work is based on "understanding of the material; ability to explain, creatively integrate, compare, contrast, and critique the material; and ability to structure thought and present it in a logical flow
  2. Oral work tests preparedness for class.

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