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Students from Assistant Professor of Sociology Donna Bobbitt-Zeher’s Sociology 4635 class spent autumn semester exploring the relevance of the sociological study of gender. They specifically studied the position of men and women in society at an advanced undergraduate level, using sociological theories, research, and perspectives to consider key issues in the study of gender.
At the end of the semester each student presented a poster summarizing an aspect of existing research on gender and a particular social institution, analyzing that relationship through the lens of a sociological perspective covered in class.
Students explored gender in religion, the military, politics and government, sports, health and medicine, and immigration. The framework used to apply the social institution to gender was by Cecelia Ridgeway’s book,Framed by Gender.