SOC 364 A: Women In The Social Structure

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Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:40am - 11:50am
ART 003
Angela Bruns

Syllabus Description:

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
– Mitch McConnell

In this course we will examine women’s experiences within a variety of social institutions – politics, education, the family, the labor force, and the criminal justice system. We will consider the ways in which these institutions both reflect and further entrench vast gender inequalities. An overarching theme of the course will be diversity and social justice; we will explore how gender intersects with other disadvantaged and privileged statuses to shape women’s social and economic mobility. We will highlight women’s perseverance, gains made over time, and the work we have to do now and in the future.

Catalog Description: 
Gender and social institutions; the family, politics, education, medicine, law, the labor force. Intersection of gender with other minority statuses such as race, age, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. Structural, ideological, and historical determinants of gender relations.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
January 20, 2017 - 9:18pm