Skip to Main Content

Brooklyn College Library & Academic IT | Library Guides

SOCY 2600 / WGST 3420 Sociology of Gender: Home

Professor Dr. Namita Manohar Fall 2020

Course Overview for SOCY 1101 Introduction to Sociology

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of gender studies as it is approached in the discipline of sociology. We will examine how sociologists have come to theorize about gender and how gender effects both social institutions and our everyday lives. Gender, as a social category and its consequences are so pervasive in the world around us that it is often taken for granted. In this course, you will be introduced to concepts, theories and facts which will enable you to render gender visible as it operates in society and in your lives. Because gender is an organizing principle in society, a sociological examination of gender necessitates that our primary concerns remain inequalities and power relations in our undertaking of this discussion. Therefore, an intersectional perspective will be taken in the class wherein the intersection of gender will race, ethnicity, social class, sexuality, and nationality will be examined.

Blackboard Collaborate Synchronous Lecture Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Blackboard Collaborate Synchronous Lecture Time: 2:15pm-3:30pm.

Professor and course info

Professor: Dr. Namita Manohar
Office Phone: 718-951-5000 X 1771
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 - 1:30pm (email to make an appointment to meet outside office hours)
Office Hours Location: Online on Blackboard Collaborate (virtual walk-in)