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Why should we care about gender issues? Aren’t we all equal anyway? Well I assume you’re all here because you have an interest in gender and communication (or this is a better choice than other classes!) The reality is, no one walks though life not communicating with the opposite sex. And many of us have wondered “why is he/she like that?”
We might not be able to answer everything in this course but we will explore different theories about how gender/gendered ideals are formed and how it impacts various aspects of our lives: relationships, family, work, media, etc. We may talk about things that you don’t agree with or make you uncomfortable. Other than factual information, I’m not asking you to agree with anyone–me, the text, your classmates….I DO expect tolerance and lots of active listening (look it up!) Ask questions, be sure you understand each other, me, the readings, and challenge anything you feel you should–in a respectful manner!!
Questions, comments, anything you can bring into the class will be helpful. I heard some of you were a little overwhelmed (it sounds like a lot of work), but it will be second nature to you. For some of you, raising questions and challenges already is, and I expect you to be the leaders here. I’m excited about this class and the conversations we’ll have!