SRJC Course Outlines

8/14/2022 10:59:50 PMSOC 15 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SOC 15Title:  INTRO TO SOC OF GENDER  
Full Title:  Introduction to Sociology of Gender
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019

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
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Catalog Description:
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This course offers a sociological analysis of the social construction of gender and sexuality, historically and cross-culturally. It critically examines masculinities, femininities, the non-binary spectrum, and intersectionality. It analyzes the macro-level of how institutions shape gender as well as the micro-level of how individuals are socialized into gender and how they "do" gender. It examines gender inequalities in institutions such as the family, education system, workplace, religion, mass media, health care, and politics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent, or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course offers a sociological analysis of the social construction of gender and sexuality, historically and cross-culturally. It critically examines masculinities, femininities, the non-binary spectrum, and intersectionality. It analyzes the macro-level of how institutions shape gender as well as the micro-level of how individuals are socialized into gender and how they "do" gender. It examines gender inequalities in institutions such as the family, education system, workplace, religion, mass media, health care, and politics.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent, or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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 2020
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2020
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2020
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: SOCI 140 Introduction to Gender SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYCH40 OR SOC15

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify the main agents of gender socialization and their impact on children's and adults'
     gender construction
2.  Describe gender ideology and practices in multiple social institutions and across cultures
     and societies

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Compare and contrast sociological perspectives used to interpret gender
     relations
2. Differentiate between the terms sex and gender and discuss their differences within
     the larger social context of gendered relations
3. Identify the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality affecting gender
     relations
4. Outline the processes by which people negotiate power and gender boundaries
    through their relationships with others (including violent relationships)
5. Identify social and political movements to change gender inequalities and
     gender practices

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
     A. Sociological Perspectives on Gender
     B. The History of Feminism, Women's and Men's Studies
    C. Waves of Feminist Movement / Liberal, Socialist, and Radical Feminism, the Neoliberal
          Critique   
     D. Intersectional Perspectives: The Intersections of Gender, Race/ Ethnicity, Disability
          Status, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity etc.
II. Gender, Culture, and Sexuality
     A. Social Construction of Gender
     B. Biology, Culture, and Society
     C. Diversity of Gender Relations across Cultures and History
     D. Cross-cultural and Historical Conceptions of the "Third sex," the Non-binary Spectrum,
          Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
III. Gender Socialization
     A. Agents of Gender Socialization
    B. Gender Socialization across the Life-Course
     C. Gendered Language, Communication, and Social Interactions
IV. Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
     A. The Social Construction of Sexuality
     B. The History of Sexuality in the U.S.
     C. Contemporary Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
     D. Sexuality over the Life-Course
     E. The Gendered Nature of Intimate Relationships
    F. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Experiences
V. Gender and Labor
     A. Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on Women's Labor
     B. Gender Inequalities in the Workplace: The Pay Gap, Glass Ceiling, Bans and
          Discrimination against Transgender Workers etc.
     C. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
     D. Transnational Gendered Labor Experiences: Immigration, Globalization and
          Feminization of Poverty
     E. Intersections of Family and Work
VI. Gender and Families
     A. Family Diversity: Social Class, Race/ Ethnicity, Same-Sex Couple Families, Blended
          Families etc.  
     B. Gendered Family Roles
     C. Changing Parenting Expectations and Gender
     D. Social Policy and Work-Family Challenges
VII. Gender, Health, and Reproduction
     A. Gender and the Healthcare System
     B. The Economics and Politics of Reproduction: Reproductive Technologies,
          New Family Formations etc.
     C. The Medicalization of Intersex and Transgender Identity (early interventions in lives of
          intersex/ transgender kids, etc.)
VIII. Sex and Gender in the Mass Media
     A. The Social Construction of Sex and Gender in Popular Culture
    B. Sex and Gendered Representations in the Mass Media
     C. Social Media and Gendered Communication
IX. Gender and Education
     A. Gender Inequalities in the Education System  
     B. Women in Higher Education and Beyond
     C. Underrepresentation of Women in STEM Fields
X. Gender, Politics and Power
     A. Women's Participation in the Political Process
     B. LGBTQIA Participation in the Political Process
    C. Language, Gender, and Power
XI. Gender, Deviance, and Violence
     A. Gendered Experiences in the Criminal Justice System: Women as Criminals,
         LGBTQIA Experiences etc.  
     B. Intimate Partner Violence
     C. Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment  
XII. Social Change: Reform, Policy, Feminism, Men's, and LGBTQIA Movements
     A. #METOO, #TIMESUP and Other Social Movements on the Path towards Healing
     B. Masculinity Studies, Toxic Masculinity, and Redemption  
     C. LGBTQIA Movements: Beyond Marriage Equality

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignment of 20-40 pages per week
2. Two to three exams and a final exam
3. Research paper,1,500 word minimum
4. Three to five other essays or writing assignments, 250 word minimum, such as reflection
     or response papers
5. Additional projects may include outside research, homework, in-class presentations,
     exercises or small group projects

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
30 - 50%
Essays, 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 - 60%
Exams (e.g. true/false, multiple choice)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Additional projects, class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. Wade, Lisa and Ferree Marx, Myra.  W.W. Norton and Company:  2018
 
Gender through the Prism of Difference. Baca Zinn, Maxine, et al.  Oxford University Press:  2015 (Classic)
 
The Gender Trap: Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls.  Kane, Emily W.  NYU Press. 2012 (Classic)

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