Gender Studies (GEND) Courses

GEND1040 Introduction to Gender Studies

This course introduces students to the concept of gender. It explores the biological, psychological, social, historical and performative aspects of gender and the effect that gender roles, biases and expectations have on society and on the lives of individual women and men in the U.S. and around the world. In this course, students are introduced to the topics of gender role socialization; the role that gender plays in institutions such as the family, schools, workplaces and prisons; the interplay of gender, politics and the law; and the portrayal of gender in popular culture. The relationships between gender and race and gender and sexuality are also examined.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits