SOC 495 - Topics in Sociology
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Gender and Family in East Asia
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Who marries whom in contemporary East Asian societies, and how have patterns of cohabitation and marriage timing changed? How do individuals make decisions about childbearing, negotiate work-family demands, and divide housework and childcare? Why are China, Japan, and South Korea experiencing extremely low fertility rates? Why is low fertility considered a "problem," and for whom? What are the consequences of various policies that seek to govern individuals' sexual and reproductive behavior?...

In this course, we explore in depth the dynamics of gender and family in contemporary East Asian societies. We ask: What do patterns and changes about what goes on in the "private sphere" tell us about a society's norms and beliefs about gender? We focus on China, Japan, and South Korea, and adopt a comparative perspective. The course is divided into four thematic sections, we examine the dynamics of gender and family in its relation to:

1) work and the labor market;

2) state and governance;

3) intimacy; and

4) globalization.

Schedule

SOC 495 - Topics in Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25276
Open
20
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
34754
Open
22
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
28501
Open
16
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
28948
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
30850
Open
1
 
10
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
33504
Closed
0
 
11
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (LEC)
 In Person
34291
Closed
0
 
3
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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