BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCI-213 - Sociology of Women - 3.00 Credits

SOCI-213 - Sociology of Women - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines women's roles as they are related to work, marriage and family. The focus will be multicultural perspective both historical and contemporary on the variations in the situation of women and their various roles.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : SOCI 111, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • be familiar with selected data concerning women; from a cross-cultural perspective;

  • the social implications of traditional sex roles from a cross-cultural perspective;

  • comprehension of the importance of and the distinction between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome;

  • identify and discuss the explanations of violence: the biological viewpoint, frustration-aggression, control theory, the sub-culture of violence, the notion of violence as rational choice and the influence of mass media in regards to violence and women;

  • identify the origins of prejudice and discrimination, including: psychological factors, social structural elements, and cultural factors like social norms and stereotypes;

  • knowledge and a critical understanding of women and work; and

  • to identify and define sexism, sexist practices, stereotyping and the project of societal “norms”.
  • Text and Materials: A reading package will be available for students.
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