SOC 625: Current Debates in Gender

This course offers an overview and analysis of empirical research and theory on gender identity and gender inequality in the U.S.   We begin by discussing what gender is and how it has been studied by sociologists and feminist theorists. We then move to empirical case studies to examine current gender dynamics in a variety of institutions and social locations.  Each case study is paired with one of five well-established theoretical perspectives to offer the opportunity to explore how structural, symbolic interactionist, multiracial feminist approaches, masculinity studies, and transnational feminist thought contribute to the current sociological understanding of gender.

Instructor: K. Dellinger
M 1 - 3:30, Lamar 518