SOC 308 Gender and Sexualities

This course will focus on sociological approaches to studying gender and sexuality within the United States. More specifically, we will use an intersectional and social constructionist framework to explore theories about gender and sexuality as they relate to multiple areas of life including: the family, education, sexual health, religion, politics, identity formation, and popular culture. Throughout the course we will also engage with current events to better understand the moral and political tensions that exist within contemporary debates about gender and sexuality. The format for this class will consist of lectures, films, readings, and small group discussion.