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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog
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SOC 211 - Sociology of Gender

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course examines the social and cultural construction of gender differences and sociological theories of gender. It also explores the historical and contemporary statuses and roles of women and men in various institutions. In addition, this course surveys the conditions that affect the lives of global women and women in the United States who are from diverse backgrounds including social class, disability, race, ethnicity and religious minorities.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Identify sociocultural construction of gender differences through gender socialization and/or the media.
  2. Explore historical and contemporary gender statuses and roles.
  3. Examine gender ideology, including masculinity, at the micro and macro level.
  4. Apply sociological theories of gender.
  5. Examine micro and macro sexism.
  6. Illustrate examples of intersectionality.
  7. Summarize international gender conditions.
  8. Interpret qualitative and quantitative data relating to gender disparities.
  9. Investigate gendered violence.
  10. Complete a Service Learning/Civic Engagement project suggesting a remedy for a gender-based social problem.

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