SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 5:36:17 PMCOUN 20 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 20Title:  SEX AND GENDER  
Full Title:  Sex and Gender
Last Reviewed:11/23/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  COUN 73

Catalog Description:
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This course is an exploration of gender and sexual identity in U.S culture. Topics include:  definitions of femininity and masculinity in popular culture, contemporary and traditional sex roles, male and female stereotypes and issues related to sexual orientation, gender and sexual discrimination (sexism, homophobia, sexual harassment, etc.).  The relationship between gender and sex and other aspects of our personal and social identities, such as race/ethnicity, age, physical disabilities will be examined.  Cross-cultural comparisons of non-Western societies' views of sex and gender identities will be explored.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is an exploration of gender and sexual identity in U.S culture. Topics include:  definitions of femininity and masculinity in popular culture, contemporary and traditional sex roles, male and female stereotypes and issues related to sexual orientation, gender and sexual discrimination (sexism, homophobia, sexual harassment, etc.).  The relationship between gender and sex and other aspects of our personal and social identities, such as race/ethnicity, age, physical disabilities will be examined.  Cross-cultural comparisons of non-Western societies' views of sex and gender identities will be explored.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2004
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2004
 D4Gender Studies  
 ELifelong Learning and Self Development  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceSpring 2007
 4DGender Studies  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2004Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze and describe the concepts of gender, sexuality and sexual
  orientation.
2. Differentiate between one's social and personal identities.
3. Analyze identity development theories.
4. Recognize Non-Western views of sex and gender identity.
5. Identify and examine sex and gender stereotypes in society.
6. Analyze and describe systems of power and privilege in U.S. society.
7. Define sexual discrimination including sexual harassment and sexism.
8. Explore career and educational opportunities in the fields of
  Gender and Women's Studies.

Topics and Scope
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1.   Defining sex, gender and sexual orientation
    a. Sex: the biological/physiological aspects of males and females; intersexual and transexual individuals
    b. Gender: defining masculinity and feminity; androgyny and transgender
    c. Sexual orientation:  defining homosexuality, heterosexuality, and bi-sexuality
2.   Identifying other important aspects of social identity: race, ethnicity, age, religion and nationality
3.   Identity-development models as related to sex, gender and sexual orientation.  Cass's model
       of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity Development
4.  Cross cultural comparisons: studying Non-Western views of sex and gender indetity:
    a.  Asian (Hijras of India, Katoey of Thailand);
    b.  Native American (Third Gender or Two-Spririt Peoples);
    c.  Latin American (matriarchal society in Oaxaca, Mexico);
    d.  African (Wodaabe-males and beauty)
5.  Gender roles and stereotypes in contemporary U.S. society
    a.  Examining media images of male/female "beauty ideals"
    b.  Exploring institutionalized inequality: work, education, politics
    c.  Marriage and family as a social institution
6.  Systems of power and privilege in U.S. society
    a.  Male and heterosexual privilege
    b.  Sexism, homophobia, heterosexism and sexual violence
7.  Legal Issues:  sex and gender discrimination
    a.  Defining sexual harassment
    b.  Recognizing inappropriate behaviors in the workplace
8.  Introduction to career and educational opportunities
    a.  Academic programs in the fields of gender, sexuality and women's studies
    b.  Career and professional fields related to sex and gender studies

Assignments:
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1.  Text reading assignments on relevant topics. Approximately 40 pages a
     week.
2.  Discussion of text readings, in-class exercises and audio visual
      presentations.
3.  A five page research paper on a topic relevant to sex and gender
     issues.
4.  Five two-page writing assignments on gender, sexual orientation,
    gender stereotypes, heterosexual and male privilege, sex
    discrimination.
5.  Mid-term objective and essay exam.
6.  Final objective and essay examination.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Written homework, research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 75%
Multiple choice, matching items, essay exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance, class participation and reading


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Gendered Worlds.  Aulette, Judy Root. Oxford University Press: 2009
The Gendered Society (3rd). Kimmel, Michael.  Oxford University Press:  2007
Sex & Gender: An Introduction(6th). Lips, Hilary. McGraw-Hill: 2007
The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (4th). Ore, Tracy. McGraw-Hill: 2008
The Sociology of Gender. Wharton, Amy. Blackwell Publishing: 2005

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