Gender and Society

Instructor
Elissa Zeno
Course #
SOC 2320
Credits
3
Online Course?
No
CLAS Course
Section
1
Days of the Week
MTWRF
Session
Session I
Course Dates
May 23 to June 17
Course Times
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm

This course emphasizes gender in the United States in today’s world. We begin with how gender role socialization, education, language and the media teach us our places as female and male. Then we go on to examine how the genders fare in the major social institutions of our society: the family, the economic sector, the polity, the military, the criminal justice sector, the religious sphere and the health/sports sector. We examine how we got to where we are and how we compare with other women and men in other ages and other places. We conclude by assessing where the genders are heading in the 21st Century.