Sex and Gender

SAME AS SCA-UA 704.

How do people create, maintain, and resist gender distinctions? This course focuses on the social construction of gender beliefs, practices, and institutions. The readings present critical, empirically-grounded perspectives on the masculine and feminine characteristics that are often associated with men and women. Special attention is given to the intersections of gender, race, and class inequality in varied contexts, from work, education, and media, to crime and violence.

What forms does gender inequality take, and how can it best be explained? How and why are the relations between women and men changing? What are the most important social, political, and economic consequences of this ?gender revolution?? The course provides answers to these questions by examining a range of theories about gender in light of empirical findings about women?s and men?s behavior.

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Summer 2020

6W2
Jon Gordon
MTR: 11:10 AM - 1:15 PM ONLI

Fall 2020

1
Martha Coe
R: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM; T: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM ONLI
1
Jon Gordon
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ONLI