CONCENTRATION in the BA SOCIOLOGY / ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR
What You’ll Study
We’ve all heard phrases like “a real man” or “not very ladylike” — but what is a “real” woman or man? These concepts are endlessly negotiated in everyday situations. Gender is created in large part by the social processes of culture — processes that involve power and intersect with sexuality, race, and class in complex ways. Feminine and masculine roles are the ideological territory both of violence and opportunity.
Our program will introduce you to a critical perspective on the social construction of gender as well as to women’s cultural contributions and experiences, emphasizing the challenges that women face locally and globally.
Our program prepares you to:
- understand a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of gender and women.
- analyze the ways women contribute to and transform social life.
- compare social gender norms across history and cultures.
- analyze how power and privilege function where gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality.