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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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WMST 110 - Gender, Social Problems and Social Change


1 unit(s)
(Same as SOCI 110 ) This course introduces students to a variety of social problems using insights from political science, sociology, and gender studies. We begin with an exploration of the sociological perspective, and how social problems are defined as such. We then examine the general issues of inequalities based on economic and employment status, racial and ethnic identity, and gender and sexual orientation. We apply these categories of analysis to problems facing the educational system and the criminal justice system. As we examine specific issues, we discuss political processes, social movements, and individual actions that people have used to address these problems. Carlos Alamo, Eileen Leonard.

Prerequisite(s): with permission of the instructor.

This class is taught at the Taconic Correctional Facility for Women to a combined class of Vassar and Taconic students.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 3-hour period.



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