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Course Code: SOCI404 Course ID: 4331 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a critical analysis of the structure of sexism, stratification, poverty and human rights in the contemporary United States. Students examine the outstanding problems facing society and strategies for change, including an exploration of the ethics of intervention. The course is designed to discuss the way culture shapes and defines the positions and roles of both men and women in society. It will cover the historical development of gender roles and stereotypes, how gender roles are socially constructed, and the social conditions which may lead to the broadening or reduction of gender roles and stereotypes.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

By the end of this course students will be able to:

CO1: Examine the development of our gendered identities.
CO2: Evaluate theories that address the social construction of gender.
CO3: Analyze the differing gender roles and expectations in society.
CO4: Assess how gender influences one’s social behavior and social interaction.
CO5: Examine the impact of the media on gender socialization.
CO6: Understand the feminist perspective, masculinities, and contributions to social research.
CO7: Assess the effect sexism has on society.
CO8: Understand the intersection of gender and other social factors.
CO9: Evaluate the future of gender equality and social change within the United States.

Discussions:

Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Discussions is required some weeks of class. Initial Discussion posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Discussions tab in our classroom.

Assignments:
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:

Extra credit is not offered in this course.

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1: Social Construction of Gender 8.00 %
Week 2: The Media and Globalization 8.00 %
Week 4: Work and Families 8.00 %
Week 6: Deviance and Education 8.00 %
Week 8: Feminism and Social Change 8.00 %
Written Assignments 60.00 %
Assignment One: The Gendered Self 18.00 %
Assignment Two: Media Analysis Presentation 18.00 %
Assignment Three: Research Paper 24.00 %

By the end of this course students will be able to:

CO1: Examine the development of our gendered identities.
CO2: Evaluate theories that address the social construction of gender.
CO3: Analyze the differing gender roles and expectations in society.
CO4: Assess how gender influences one’s social behavior and social interaction.
CO5: Examine the impact of the media on gender socialization.
CO6: Understand the feminist perspective, masculinities, and contributions to social research.
CO7: Assess the effect sexism has on society.
CO8: Understand the intersection of gender and other social factors.
CO9: Evaluate the future of gender equality and social change within the United States.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.