Mar 20, 2023
SOC 460 - Marriage and Sex
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: Diversity
A sociological and historical examination of sexual and intimate relationships. Emphasizes diversity in contemporary sexual and relationship patterns and covers issues like power in relationships, sexual socialization, gender and relationships, pornography, casual and long-term relationships, and managing conflicts.
Prerequisites: SOC 100.
Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3412.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will read and analyze sociological arguments and data, and learn to critically examine knowledge claims of societal and academic perspectives on sexuality and intimate relationships. [SLO#1 - Critical Thinking]
- Students will have multiple opportunities to work on their writing communication skills, and to engage in educated, open-minded discussions of issues related to sexuality and intimate relationships. [SLO #2 - Communication]
- Students will be able to acquire knowledge about social and cultural pluralism; diverse sexual and relationship practices and beliefs; and sociological theories about social diversity. [SLO #3 - Diversity]
- Students will have multiple opportunities to work collaboratively in diverse groups to develop deeper understandings of intimate relationships. Students will also have opportunities to represent social groups they are part of in these collaborations. [SLO #4 - Collaboration with Diverse Groups]
- Students will be able to acquire knowledge of socioeconomic policies and practices that contribute to social inequality and how these shape intimate relationships. Students will explore alternative relationship ethics and policies that facilitate forming responsible and supportive intimate relationships. [SLO #5 - Responsibility & Sustainability]
- Students will have multiple opportunities to critically read, interpret, integrate and synthesize abstract sociological arguments, theories, and methods. [SLO #6 - Integration & Synthesis of Knowledge]
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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