Seminar:

PREREQ: 3 COURSES IN SOCIOLOGY, INCLUDING SOC-UA.0001, SOC-UA.0002, OR SOC-UA.0003, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

When trying to explain gender inequality and gender identities, “nurture” explanations have long competed with “nature” arguments. Where does truth lie? In this class, we will look at the contending arguments and evidence side by side. We will examine a range of topics related to gender, such as violence, sexuality, mate choice, political participation, and child rearing. For each topic, we will assess the competing arguments and the evidence for and against each. On the nature side, we will consider ideas about biological differences and evolutionary behavioral predispositions. On the nurture side, we will consider the social construction of individuals, cultural expectations, and the impact of social structures. Our goal? For all students to gain a deep understanding of these contending causal processes and the ability to defend their views vigorously and effectively. DEPARTMENT CONSENT REQUIRED

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Fall 2021

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Robert Max Jackson
T: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM 60FA C03