SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2020 2:30:06 AMCOUN 20 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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
Description: Untitled document
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Distinguish between and among the three aspects of human sexuality (sex, gender, and sexual orientation)
     and relate them to personal identity and societal norms.
2.   Explain the issues related to sexual and gender inequality as they affect both men
     and women including sexism and male privilege, and homophobia and heterosexual privilege.
3.   Make cross-cultural comparisons with US gender and sex norms to non-Western socieities'
      views of gender indentity and expression.
4.   Define sexual discrimination and identify inappropriate behavior pertaining to sexual
      harassment laws.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe and distinguish the concepts of gender, sexuality and sexual
  orientation.
2. Differentiate between one's social and personal identities.
3. Describe identity development theories.
4. Recognize Non-Western views of sex and gender identity.
5. Identify and examine sex and gender stereotypes in society.
6. Define and describe systems of power and privilege in U.S. society.
7. Define sexual discrimination including sexual harassment and sexism.

Topics and Scope
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1.   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.   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 indentity:
    a.  Asian (Hijras of India, Katoey of Thailand);
    b.  Native American (Third Gender or Two-Spirit 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.  Sexual harrassment and innappropriate behaviors in the workplace
    b. Same sex marriage laws in the US and globally
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.  A five page research paper on a topic relevant to sex and gender issues.
3.  Five two-page writing assignments on gender, sexual orientation, gender stereotypes, heterosexual and male privilege or sex discrimination.
4.  Mid-term and essay exam.
5.  Final 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, reading and audio visual presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Gendered Worlds (2nd).  Aulette, Judy Root. Oxford University Press: 2012
The Gendered Society (5th). Kimmel, Michael.  Oxford University Press:  2012
The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (5th). Ore, Tracy. McGraw-Hill: 2010
The Sociology of Gender (2nd). Wharton, Amy. Blackwell Publishing: 2011

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