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SOC488D Fundamentals of Gender Discrimination

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is not about women. This course is not about men. This is a course about the discriminatory practices that women and men experience in various settings – public and private. Discrimination can take many forms: Racial, Economic, Political, Religious and Gendered. Arguably, we have all experienced some form of discrimination in our lifetime, and we have also been agents of perpetuating discrimination (whether we have done this consciously or not).

This course introduces the fundamentals of Gender Discrimination: What does it look like? What factors perpetuate it? What is its impact on men and women? What can I do to avoid being complicit in discriminatory practices?

The course engages students in active learning using Game Theory, Problem-Based Learning and Case studies of real scenarios. Students are challenged to question their own practices and perspectives, and they will be expected to contribute to the active formulation of positive and forward-looking solutions.