Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCY 208 - Sociology of Gender

(BSSD [M])

Examines the social production and reproduction of gender relations in social institutions such as family, education, law, work, and media using comparisons with other cultures. The intersectionality of gender, race, social class, and global inequality will be critically analyzed. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly SO 108.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of how the two-gender system of men and women and the heterosexual norm are socially constructed rather than universal.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the intersection of gender, race, and social class.
  • Identify gender ideology in social institutions including science.
  • Examine the process of gender socialization in social institutions, including family, religion, law, education, and media by using comparisons among different cultures and societies.
  • Analyze social changes in gender relations.

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