Gender Roles

The following lectures correspond with an online course on the sociology of gender offered by Corey Wrenn in 2014. The information covered is very basic gender theory designed for community college students and may be useful for beginners. The textbook that these lectures are based on is:  Linda L. Lindsey. 2010.  Gender Roles:  A Sociological Perspective. 5th ed.

Trigger Warning:  Many lectures contain potentially upsetting information and pictures.

Module 1:  Introduction to Gender

Lecture 1:  Introduction

Lecture 2:  Major Theoretical Perspectives

Lecture 3:  Feminist Frameworks

 

Module 2:  Biology, Sexuality, and Health

Lecture 1:  Nature and Nurture

Lecture 2:  Sexuality

Lecture 3:  Health


 

Module 3:  Socialization and Language

Lecture 1:  Socialization


Lecture 2:  Linguistics


Lecture 3:  Talk

 

Module 4:  Gender in the West and Global Perspectives

Lecture 1:  Woman’s Experience in Western History

Lecture 2:  Women in America


Lecture 3:  The Women’s Movement


Lecture 4:  The Global Female Experience


 

Module 5:  Love, Marriage, and Relationships

Lecture 1:  Love and Attraction


Lecture 2:  Marriage and Family


Lecture 3:  New Marriage Forms


 

Module 6:  Family

Lecture 1:  Parenthood


Lecture 2:  “Nontraditional” Families


Lecture 3:  Global Families


 

Module 7:  Masculinity

Lecture 1:  The Male Historical Experience and Patriarchy


Lecture 2:  Masculinity


Lecture 3:  Gendered Violence



 

Module 8:  Speciesism and Gender 

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Module 9:  Work

Lecture 1:  The Home and Work


Lecture 2:  Women in the Labor Force