2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 215 Women and Social Control in the U.S.

3 hours 

This course examines how women negotiate and navigate the various systems of social control that influence how they are positioned in society. It offers an intersectional analysis which explores the complex ways race, gender, and class give meaning to and shape women’s diverse experiences and life chances, as they actively engage family, health, education, economic, political, and other social institutions of society. Throughout the course students will critically examine both historical and contemporary issues to analyze how women’s experiences have evolved, been sustained, challenged, and changed by examining the role of law, public policy, and protest in altering the institutions of social control that influence women’s lives.




ENG 101 and one of the following: SOC 101, PSY 101 or ANT 101