Gender Studies (GEND)

101 Introduction to Gender Studies 3 hours lecture, 3 units Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

This course is an interdisciplinary study of gender. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical approaches to studying gender. These approaches include examining the impact of race/ethnicity in gender roles, socialization of men and women, and the role of gender in major institutions (for example, the family, media, and education). This course is designed for developing critical thinking skills in exploring issues of gender through feminist analysis of structures of privilege and oppression. This course will be useful for those considering careers in the social sciences, social work, teaching, counseling, and nursing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC; C-ID SOCI 140.