SOCI-206 Gendered Bodies and Social Control

Gender roles are delineated by the norms and behaviors that an individual is expected to perform in society. Such roles change over time. This course examines the social construction of gender, the mechanisms through which society controls "gendered" bodies, and how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, disability, sexuality, age and other dimensions of identity. Normative behavior and performance, group sexual misconduct, sexual politics and living with apparent contradiction in regards to gender are key topics. Prerequisite: SOCI-101, ANTH-162 or SOCI-102. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive.