Students in this course will (1) question the meanings of social categories such as women, men, sex, and gender; (2) learn how sex and gender intersect with other social categories such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, social class, religion, and disability; and (3) develop an understanding of interlocking systems of oppression (e.g. sexism, racism, classism, xenophobia, ableism). We will learn to make evidence-based arguments while situating lived experiences of women and sexual minorities in context, gain media literacy in examining examples from pop culture, understand the role of gendered ideologies and institutions in social inequity, and learn to think and write critically about gender in its social, cultural, historical and political context.Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
M/Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Psychology