SOC 609 Women and Human Rights

This course examines the abrogation of fundamental rights and the social control of girls and women in historical, contemporary and cross-cultural perspectives. The patriarchal policies and practices of the state are examined around issues of law and public policy, marriage, same-sex relationships and custody, sexual violence and pornography, sexuality and reproductive control, education and healthcare. The role of religion and media in legitimizing and maintaining patriarchal structures and in denying rights are also explored. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 11B or SOC 103 or SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 111 or Direct Entry, Antirequisite: SOC 28B Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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