AbstractThis course is designed to introduce students to fundamental definitions, theories, and perspectives on women in the social structure. We begin by presenting definitions and components of social structures as understood by sociologists and gender scholars. We then study three social structures often encountered in sociology and gender literatures: The...
- Subject Area(s):
- Sex and Gender
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300
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Usage NotesThis class is collaborative, and student success is dependent on sharing and exhibiting work with others. Reading questions, for example, are ideally submitted on a public course discussion board. Individual reading summaries and presentations allow students to become experts on a particular topic and to share their expertise with classmates.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1) Connecting sociological/gender theories with real-world phenomena
- 2) Critically evaluating information on women in the social structure from a number of sources; including news media, political discourse, and academic research
- 3) Developing and presenting their own sociological perspective on women in the social structure
- Meaningful contributions to course discussion.Increased use of sociological vocabulary in written assignments (i.e. reading questions).Competent discussion of structural and interactional concepts.
- Probing written and oral questions presented in coursework.Clear effort towards critical thinking.Ability to respond and adapt to criticism of ideas from peers and the instructor.
- Presentation of academic articles to the class.Ability to suggest novel solutions and analyses of social problems discussed in class.