Learning Objectives

3.1 Explain the differences between sex and gender.

3.2 Describe the ways that gender impacts all people within their family relationships.

3.3 Explain the differences between gender identity, gender roles, and sexual orientation.

3.4 Discuss the feminist idea that both men and women are harmed by sexism and heteronormativity in families and in society.

3.5 Assimilate the theories of gender role development into your knowledge of gender.

3.6 Summarize some of the key biological and environmental factors that affect sex and gender development from the prenatal stage to adulthood.