SOC 281 Girlhood Studies

Girls/Girlhood Studies is an interdisciplinary course that examines the social experience of girls mainly in American society but also makes historical and cross cultural comparisons. There is a particular focus on the socially constructed meanings of girlhood, the social, racial and economic disadvantages faced by girls, and the role of feminist practice in countering those disadvantages. The course offers an opportunity to develop knowledge through feminist research and theory and consider what it means to practice feminism in the public sphere through a service learning experience.