syllabus - Sociology of Gender SOCI 270 Winter 2015...

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1 Sociology of Gender SOCI 270, Winter 2015 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12:35pm - 1:25 pm, STBIO N2/2 Course Instructor: Alina Geampana Email: [email protected] Office Hours: TBA TA: Skye Miner Email: [email protected] Course description: This is an introductory course to the sociology of gender. In the beginning of the course, we will explore different sociological approaches to the study of gendered behaviours within society. W e will learn about different theoretical perspectives that attempt to explain the roles that women and men engage in and why these roles develop. During the rest of the course, we will apply the theories to such topics as health, family, education, media, work, sport, and violence. In the process, we will discuss gendered inequalities, as they intersect with race, class, and sexuality. Course requirements: Assessment Percentage Date Exam 1 20% February 17, 2015 Exam 2 25% March 31, 2015 Paper 40% April 14, 2015 Postings 10% Throughout the semester Proposal 5% March 10, 2015 Completion of the readings before each section. You should read the assigned articles and/or chapters before the beginning of the week, in order to better understand and engage the lecture material. You may not agree with all of the readings, and you may also get upset with some of the readings. The readings are to provide different perspectives and to allow you to explore, as well as challenge perspectives. The reader below is a required text for this class. All other readings will be posted on myCourses. Kimmel, Michael, Amy Kaler and Amy Aronson (eds). 2011. The Gendered Society Reader (Second Canadian Edition). Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
2 Exams . The exams will take place in the lecture room during regular lecture hours on Tuesday February 17 and Tuesday March 31 . They will be short and long answer. The first exam is worth 20% of your final grade, and the second exam is worth 25%. The second exam is cumulative. All lecture materials, readings, and in-class movies are 'fair game' for both exams. Term Paper. Each student is required to submit a term paper on April 14 during the lecture period. This project will provide you with the opportunity to conduct a sociological analysis on a topic of your choosing. The topic should be related to gender. You will need to do some outside research to explore your topic and use course concepts to analyze and organize your findings. You will need at least 6 academic sources (not including class readings). You will also need a reference page listing your sources (both course readings and external sources). The paper will be graded according to the argument, the structure, the content and the writing style. PAPER REQUIREMENTS: Papers must be submitted in hard-copy form at the beginning of the lecture period on April 14.

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