Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Jan 23, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 3410 - Dismantling Rape Culture

3 cr
This course makes the case that there is a structured precarity that all women face when it comes to the crime of rape. This means that the way society is structured historically, politically, legally and socially makes all women vulnerable to rape. The course will explore how rape culture makes all women vulnerable to rape, but also how this vulnerability is exacerbated by race, class and gender non-conformity. The course will also examine the problematic construction of masculinity in the US and how this notion of masculinity contributes to rape culture and limits men's freedom of expression. The course makes the case that we all benefit by dismantling rape culture.