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Winter/Spring 2015
Nov 28, 2015
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SSC 6619 - Gender and Work
This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of a cross-section of social, political and economic forces that profoundly influence individuals through the social construction of gender. During the class the students will become familiar with key sociological, political and economic theories that explain how gender is constructed and why gender inequalities continue to persist in a contemporary society. The students will learn about patterns of gendered distribution of paid and unpaid work, gendering of work in different sectors of the economy and different types of organizations, how inequalities in pay and promotion relate to one's gender and what cultural gendered perceptions continue to exist in the workplace. These individual and organizational patterns will be then placed in a larger context with a greater emphasis on two issues: the influence of the welfare state and the influence of globalization on the gendered patterns of employment and the distribution of unpaid work within households.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Social Sciences Division
Sociology/SWK Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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