SYD3800: (CD) Gender and Society 3
This course is designed to explore the social meanings and political implications of gender in society. It will focus on gender as a taken-for-granted but problematic component of our lives, whether we are female or male. Sociologists now recognize that gender is a "social construction" which is open to re-definition and which has profound social implications. The course will explore topics such as: gender and sex role socialization; gender relationships; cross-cultural gender comparisons; and the effects of "the sex-gender system" on areas such as health, family life, religion, employment, crime, education, politics, and social change.