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Temple University Sociology/Women’s Studies 851-06 – Gender in America Spring 2011 T/Th 9:30-10:50 Anderson Hall Classroom 2 Instructor: Joanna Cohen Email: [email protected] Office: Gladfelter Hall, Room 609 Phone: 215-204-7768 Office Hours: W 3:00-5:00, Th 10:50-11:30 or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION This course examines gender roles in contemporary United States society. It reviews theories of the social construction of gender, how our culture attached meaning to gender, and the way masculinity and femininity are assigned. It looks at the role of socialization (re)producing gender roles and how our own embodiment of gender influences interactions in our daily lives. The course will analyze how gender works language and how gender roles are performed at the level of the individual. At the societal level, the course reviews the function gender plays in negotiating power and inequality in social institutions such as the family, work, education and media systems. Throughout the course, attention will be paid to the complex interaction between gender and race, ethnicity, sexuality, and age. The goals are to have students think critically about gender and the way gender is experienced in the society in which we live. REQUIRED READINGS White, Jacqueline W. 2010. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Gender . 5 th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0078049941 (designated in syllabus as White) Kimmel, Michael S. and Amy Aronson. 2007. The Gendered Society Reader . 3 rd Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195337167 (designated in syllabus as GSR) Hochschild, Arlie Russell. 2003. The Second Shift . New York, NY: Penguin. ISBN 978- 0142002926 Class Policies Absence from class should be explained to me, and we will determine what work must be done to make up for missing class. More than 2 unexcused absences will count against your final class participation grade; if you are not in class, you cannot participate. Late work will not be accepted.
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