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Gender Studies

Course Numbers: 10632 (0.50)(H) | 10633 (0.50)(C)
Type: HS
Area: English
Counted In GPA: 1
Count In Honor Roll: 0

Gender Studies: In this introductory course, students will An introductory course examine how cultures represent gender difference with a focus on the history of gender in American culture as well as gender in contemporary American culture. Topics of study will include the social construction of gender including the workplace and family as well as influence on dress, appearance, and behavior. The media’s portrayal of gender and gender stereotypes will be of particular interest. Additional topics of study will include the role of gender in sports, sexuality, religion, power structures, and the intersection of gender, race, class, and ethnicity. Students will read and engage in discussion about a variety of text types including news articles, opinion pieces, scientific and historical documents, narratives, and poetry among others. Students will practice research skills, and write a variety of pieces including argument and persuasive essays, narratives, and reviews, and will also give presentations. Students will be expected to engage in frequent class discussions. As an honors level course, the content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.