Gender and Society

This course focuses on gender as a useful category to analyze structures, institutions, relationships, and social problems in the U.S. and globally. Students will learn such key concepts as the social construction of gender, power and privilege, patriarchy, and intersectionality. Topics include gender-based violence, workplace discrimination, and the relationship between sexism, racism, homophobia and other systems of oppression and inequality. The course looks at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and nation with such areas as work, education, media/technology, family, religion, and politics. Students will also social movements that have and continue to emerge to promote gender equality and social justice in the US and globally. Fulfills: SOSC and D in LS Core. Note: Required for the Women’s and Gender Studies Major and Minor.

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Women’s and Gender Studies

Course Number

WGS1010C

Section

A

Instructor

Brandyn McKinley

Credits

4

Type

Online - Asynchronous

Start – End Dates

01/04/2020-01/20/2021 (2 weeks)

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ics/myMack_Home/

Other Registration Link

https://gps.merrimack.edu/register/?id=22d0949a-7368-4e24-8d30-04844795b2d6