2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 220 Gender Roles in Society (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A sociological exploration of sex and gender in contemporary society, including an examination of the influences of biology and socialization. Also includes an exploration of the influence of sex and gender on self-concept and social opportunities. Explores historical and cross-cultural dimensions. Examines the influence of gender identity and sexual orientation on the lived experience of individuals.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and use key concepts, sociological perspectives, and theories to explore sex and gender
2. Analyze the role and meaning of masculinity and femininity in society
3. Discuss the influence of gender on how we conceptualize who we are and what our relationships mean
4. Identify, recognize, and discuss how biology interacts with culture to shape gender identity and sex roles
5. Analyze key issues related to gender on both micro and macro levels
6. Use sociological perspectives to explore the nature of sex, gender, and sexuality
7. Analyze the effects of adopting a dichotomous “gender system” in the US and elsewhere
8. Explore possible unanticipated consequences of proposed solutions to gender issues
9. Recognize, characterize, and identify historical, multicultural, global influences on the experience of gender
10. Recognize and assess the role of gender and sexuality in social institutions
11. Discuss hormonal and biological reasons for violence and aggression across sex and gender
12. Analyze the relationship between masculinity and femininity; gender identity; sexual orientation; and the experiences of “questioning” or unhappiness in a variety of social and cultural contexts
13. Assess the impact of gender and sexuality on family and interpersonal relationships
14. Analyze the influence of gender on lived experience of individuals
15. Explore and discuss the relationship between sex, gender, poverty and class
16. Explore the influence of gender on body image and health



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