This course will focus on the way gender shapes individuals, social institutions and culture throughout history.  It places an emphasis on the relationship between the social construction of gender and the experiences of women and men throughout societies.  Students will study topics such as “male” and “female” gender expectations in the home, workplace, and government as well as how concepts of gender are reflected in a society’s media, religion, interpersonal relations and individual rights. Students will use in interdisciplinary approach and examine such concepts through the use of primary source documents, literature, film, current event articles, and music. The goal of this course is to help students develop a critical framework for thinking about gender through a global perspective and allow them the opportunity for self-reflection throughout.
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