Learning Objectives

  1. Explain and analyze the concepts of sex and gender, and the social context of the latter.


  2. List and explain key historical and economic events that have shaped gender relations.


  3. Describe feminism as a social movement, its varieties, its achievements, and its challenges.


  4. Identify and explain the key evidence and causes of gender inequality today.


  5. Describe how race, class, sexual orientation, and religion impact gender inequality.


  6. Explain how the concepts of assimilation and pluralism apply to women’s experiences as a minority group in society