[CRIS 226] The Sociology of Sex and Gender

An examination of sex and gender as sociological constructs and as central organizing features of social structures. We will look at gender and gender relations as social constructions, not concentrating on biology. We will investigate how gender is embedded in U.S. institutions and see how deeply entrenched it is.We will study the mechanisms by which masculinity and femininity are created and maintained within social systems; and the variations in these constructions by class, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation.

Course Title

The Sociology of Sex and Gender

Course Code

CRIS 226




Prerequisite: Sociology 100 or 150, or consent of instructor.


Offered every other spring.


Also listed as Sociology 225.

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