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SOCY 5520 Gender and Society (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Although biological and psychological approaches will be considered, this reading and participation intensive course will examine gender primarily as a social and structural construct. The course will begin with central debates in gender studies (e.g., the merits of biological explanations of gender) and how feminisms--mainstream, Black, and others--have shaped theoretical and empirical studies of gender. We will then move into specific topics, such as family and sex work, and students will be required to lead a class discussion. The course will be highly attuned to differences based on race and class.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Shawn McGuffey

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17