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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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SOC 121 (US) Gender in Society (1)

This course is an introduction to the fundamental of human gender socialization and performance. It will emphasize social and cultural constructions of gender and examine the fluidity of gender in various cultures worldwide. Further, it will examine how gender inequality is built into the structure of social institutions such as family, media, and education, and how we actively construct the system of gender relations in our daily lives. Consideration will be given to the ways that gender intersects and interacts with other social categories such as race, class, ethnicity, age, ability and sexuality.

Prerequisite: Freshman and Sophomores only.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Aguilar