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San José State University Department of Sociology Sociology 175, Sociology of Masculinities and Femininities, Instructor: Dr. Susan B. Murray Office Location: DMH 211 Telephone: (408) 924-5327 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Class Days/Time: Section 01: TU/TH 12:00-1:15 Section 02: TU/TH 4:30-5:45 Classroom: DMH 161 Course Description This course emphasizes an interdisciplinary examination of the gender paradigm. Gender, however, cannot be understood independently of race and class. This course, therefore, examines the multidimensional systems of gender, race, class and sexuality. In this course, we will explore how these categories of experience shape the lives of women and men. This is an experiential seminar requiring full participation from all students. Course Learning Objectives * Understand and apply feminist and sociological theories of gender. * Explore the ways in which gender, race, and class intersect in individual's lives and in social institutions. * Examine the historical construction of racial stereotypes grounded in distorted gendered sexualities. * Examine the personal, political, social, and cultural consequences of gender variance. SOCI 175, Sociology of Masculinities and Femininities, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 9
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* Explore the political terrain of gender-based social movements. * Develop critical analytic skills through our reading, discussion, and writing. * Help one another to listen, to express ourselves, and to get our intellectual needs met within the classroom context. Required Texts/Readings Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology edited by Estelle Disch (2008) For additional resources see: www.mhhe.com/disch5 She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life With a Transgender Husband by Helen Boyd, (2007). For additional resources see: www.myhusbandbetty.com Classroom Protocol Class Participation: This is a seminar involving learning and teaching. I absolutely expect that each of you will take seriously your responsibility to “show up” for this class in every way. Think of this class as an expedition that we are all taking together. Each member of the class has specific duties to fulfill to ensure we all make it to the end of the journey. Don’t let yourself down and don’t let the rest of us down by breaking your commitments ! I expect you to come to class every single time we meet. Policy on Late Work: Please be advised that I do not accept late work. I know that most of you work very hard to complete your academic tasks as assigned. I too work hard to return your graded work in a timely manner. To be fair to everyone I will not accept work after the due date. The only legitimate reason to turn an assignment in late is for medical reasons. If you are ill on the day something is due you will need to get a doctors note verifying your absence. Attach the doctor’s note (or a copy) to the assignment and turn it in on the day you return to class
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