Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course will help you to understand how societal norms lead people to act the ways in which they do. This course also gives insight to help you improve your relationships and your own behaviors. The material educates you about how the way in which you were raised may have effected you and can lead you to changing some of the ways you act for the better. The greatest aspect of the course is that you will understand those around you in a much deeper fashion and be able to set aside your differences much more easily.
The highlights include learning about how society creates norms that we all follow without any real reason. These norms are most obviously gender norms. We learned about how in 78% of studies we see no differences between males and females leading us to assume most gender differences are social constructs. The information about how society programs us to behave in certain ways based off of our color, gender, age, or class is baffling and extremely fascinating to learn about.
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Advice for students:
I advise anyone who will be taking this class to complete all of the readings assigned to you as they help you to better understand the lectures and serve as a great studying tool. Read over your notes after each class incase you couldn't fully absorb the material during the lecture. Also don't be afraid to go to office hours to get help with you forums! The professor is extremely insightful and wants you to prosper.