Language and Gender

SOC 3145 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Examines underlying assumptions found in language and gender research. Can the structure of a language make it biased? What are the commonly held stereotypes of how men and women use language, and what do these stereotypes tell us about our cultural values in general? How do men and women actually use language; are the stereotypes true; and, if so, which ones? “Men never ask for directions!” “Women talk more than men do!” These stereotypes focus on the ways in which men and women are perceived to use language. Research in the field of language and gender provides us with a better understanding of the relationship.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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