CCOG for SOC 218 Fall 2023
- Course Number:
- SOC 218
- Course Title:
- Sociology of Gender
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Explain the social construction of gender through social institutions, interaction, ideology, and identity formation utilizing sociological theory and research to analyze gender as an organizing principle in human group life.
- Articulate the significance of gender as an organizing principle within the socio-historical context of society, including individual experiences, social institutions, and the process of social change.
- Identify how gender intersects with additional socially constructed categories (such as race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and social class) with regard to individual experiences, collective action, and established institutions.
- Identify gendered social phenomena using the sociological imagination in order to understand human behavior, foster personal growth, and better appreciate the diversity of the social world
- Apply sociological knowledge and research skills to address contemporary problems in social institutions related to gender difference and gender inequality, using public policy and collective action.
Social Inquiry and Analysis
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to apply methods of inquiry and analysis to examine social contexts and the diversity of human thought and experience.
General education philosophy statement
Sociology offers a unique perspective that helps us understand how our lives are connected to each other and the larger society. Sociologists use scientific methods to study how societies are organized, why they change, and the different ways that social forces impact people’s lives. The sociological perspective allows us to understand personal troubles as public issues, through the power of social contexts, with varying structures, cultures, and groups shaping our opportunities, attitudes, behaviors, and identities.
We hope that the careful study of gender will empower learners to develop the insights, empathy, and skills to analyze and address social issues.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
In addition to following guidelines for assessing General Education outcomes, instructors will assess student learning of course-level outcomes by using various assessment tools, per instructor discretion, such as:
Class participation in discussions and/or in small groups (on-line or on campus)
Short analytical homework assignments on specific concepts or issues
Response papers or journals reflecting on life experiences or social events
Research papers, using analyses of academic sources (i.e., signature assignments)
Quizzes and/or exams
Oral histories and interviews
Oral or video presentations
Community-based learning projects, involving learning objectives, service to community, and reflection
Group research and presentation projects
Additional assignments, as deemed appropriate for assessment of learning objectives
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The Sociological Imagination
Comparison of binary gender as a social construct to nonbinary gender
Best practices for inclusive sociological research on gender
Historical and cross-cultural comparisons regarding gender within social institutions, such as the economy, politics, family, education, religion, health, sports, and media, and interactions across and between institutions.
Topics related to gender dynamics, such as coloniality and post-coloniality, power, stratification, and social movements.