Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class was very informative in regards to the cultural and sociological conditions that underly the status and roles of men and women in society. It explores topics like sex and gender from a sociological perspective. I feel like in our current society, it's very important that people learn about the gender issues that affect both sexes and how we can be more sensitive these issues and go in the right direction rather than repress the genders. I highly recommend this class to individuals who've never thought outside of the box when it came to gender and sexuality and how it can negatively affect some while positively affect others.
The biggest highlight of this course was understanding how power and privilege not only differs due to the gender of the individual but as well as the color of their skin. We had group discussions for a whole week about privilege checklists (such as white privilege, cisgender privilege) and then read dozens of poems in regards to privilege and dissected them to understand their meaning. By doing so, questions were raised and answers were found. By the end of the week, we had free-writes that asked us to summarize the biggest thing we learned that week and you could write about anything and everything.
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The biggest tip I can give is to pay attention and take good notes. A lot of what the professor says and presents is on the exams and the final paper. She uses a ton of terminology that you will be tested on her final exam as well as incorporating into your final essay.