Welcome to the Sociological Perspectives on the Dynamics of Gender

In this course, we examine gender deeply and critically from a sociological perspective. We focus on deep reading of foundational gender theory early in the semester, paired with more critical contemporary approaches and current research on gender in society. This course is organized as a seminar, which means that we focus on discussion, active learning, and student leadership.

Course Learning Objectives

  • To provide an advanced sociological understanding of gender
  • To examine how gender structures and is structured by social, political and economic institutions
  • To evaluate current sociological scholarship on gender issues