Exploring Gender Through Cultural Anthropology
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Exploring Gender Through Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology 4U
4.1 (7 ratings)
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35 students enrolled
Created by Keirsten Snover
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 32 articles
  • 41 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • the difference between the terms "sex" and "gender"
  • how gender identities and gender roles vary across cultures
  • gendered divisions in different aspects of life
  • examples of gender inequality
Requirements
  • software to open PDFs, if you want to complete worksheets on your computer (instead of printing them out)
  • a printer, paper, and a pen or pencil, ONLY if you want to print out PDF worksheets and write on them
Description

Gender seems simple. There are men, and there are women, right? Genetically, females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y chromosome, right? Wrong! That is just a simplified version of what can happen. Take this class and learn more!


This is an introductory Cultural Anthropology course focusing on Gender.  Here's what you will learn:

Unit 1:

  • the field of Anthropology

  • how to understand other cultures

  • why gender is an important topic

  • gender & daily life

Unit 2:

  • the cultural construction of gender

  • multiple gender Identities

  • human sexuality around the world

  • sexual orientation

Unit 3:

  • gendered divisions in life

  • gender & products

  • gender & space

  • gender & clothes

  • gender & language

  • gender & labor

Unit 4:

  • gendered stratification

  • gender inequality

  • gender ideology

  • gender exploitation

Unit 5:

  • a summary of everything you learned about gender


In this course, you will watch a combination of talking head videos and narrated slideshows. These are NOT PowerPoint lectures--these are narrated slideshows made up mostly of images to complement the lecture, and there is very little text on the screen.


Lectures are followed by an article to read, a video to watch, and a short activity to do, to help you understand the concepts further. The activities don't need to be turned in, they are just to help you explore the course content. At the end of each unit, there is an assignment using real data, involving case studies, ethnographic data from Anthropological research, or data of your own. The assignments need to be turned in. Then there is a short quiz. At the end of the course, there is a final assignment where you can go out "in the field" and be like an Anthropologist!


This course is part of a series of Anthropology courses, called Anthropology 4U: The 4 fields of Anthropology, For Everyone. The courses can be taken in any order, and you don't need to know anything about Anthropology to take these courses!

Enroll now, and learn about Anthropology and Gender!

Who this course is for:
  • Someone who knows nothing (or only a little) about Anthropology, and wants to learn
  • Someone who is taking a college Anthropology class and wants more information
  • Someone who is taking a college Anthropology class and wants help understanding concepts discussed in class
Course content
Expand all 60 lectures 02:48:44
+ Unit 1: Introduction
11 lectures 18:53
1.2 What is Anthropology? (Activity)
00:44
1.2 What is Anthropology? (Answers)
00:15
1.3 Understanding Other Cultures (Activity)
00:13
1.3 Understanding Other Cultures (Answers)
01:00
1.4 Why is Gender Important? (Lecture)
03:13
1.4 Why is Gender Important? (Activity)
00:18
1.4 Why is Gender Important? (Answers)
00:31
1.5 Gender & Daily Life (Lecture)
02:35
Explore a typical daily routine for men and women.
Unit 1 Assignment
7 questions
+ Unit 2: Cultural Construction of Gender
17 lectures 46:15
2.1 Introduction (Lecture)
01:23
2.2 Sex & Gender (Activity)
00:13
2.2 Sex & Gender (Answers)
00:56
2.3 Gender Roles (Activity)
00:14
2.3 Gender Roles (Answers)
01:14
2.4 Multiple Gender Identities (Lecture)
07:51
2.4 Multiple Gender Identities (Activity)
00:19
2.4 Multiple Gender Identities (Answers)
00:56
2.5 Sexual Orientation (Lecture)
05:59
2.5 Sexual Orientation (Activity)
00:17
2.5 Sexual Orientation (Answers)
01:01
2.6 Human Sexuality (Lecture)
04:52
2.6 Human Sexuality (Activity)
00:14
2.6 Human Sexuality (Answers)
00:40
2.7 Conclusion (Lecture)
01:49
Study and respond to a case study involving the Nature vs. Nurture debate.
Unit 2 Assignment
3 questions
Unit 2 Quiz
6 questions
+ Unit 3: Gendered Divisions in Life
17 lectures 36:17
3.1 Introduction (Lecture)
01:04
3.2 Gender & Products (Lecture)
02:17
3.2 Gender & Products (Activity)
00:34
3.2 Gender & Products (Answers)
00:22
3.3 Gender & Space (Lecture)
04:16
3.3 Gender & Space (Activity)
00:15
3.3 Gender & Space (Answers)
00:48
3.4 Gender & Clothing (Lecture)
05:16
3.4 Gender & Clothing (Activity)
00:14
3.4 Gender & Clothing (Answers)
00:56
3.5 Gender & Language (Lecture)
07:44
3.5 Gender & Language (Activity)
00:16
3.5 Gender & Language (Answers)
00:18
3.6 Gender & Labor (Lecture)
09:20
3.6 Gender & Labor (Activity)
00:16
3.6 Gender & Labor (Answers)
00:16

The 2 PDFs in the resources section of this lecture are for the Unit 2 Assignment.

3.7 Conclusion (Lecture)
02:02
Compare the division of labor in two cultures, the Bengali people in the country of Bangladesh in Asia, and the Nuer people in the country of Sudan in Africa.
Unit 3 Assignment
9 questions
Unit 3 Quiz
5 questions
+ Unit 4: Gender Stratification
11 lectures 29:12
4.1 Introduction (Lecture)
01:07
4.2 Gender Stratification (Lecture)
08:32
4.2 Gender Stratification (Activity)
00:45
4.2 Gender Stratification (Answers)
01:26
4.3 Gender Inequality (Lecture)
05:34
4.3 Gender Inequality (Activity)
00:34
4.3 Gender Inequality (Answers)
00:32
4.4 Gender Ideology & Exploitation (Lecture)
07:53
4.4 Gender Ideology & Exploitation (Activity)
00:34
4.4 Gender Ideology & Exploitation (Answers)
00:38

The PDF case study is for the Unit 4 Assignment.

4.5 Conclusion (Lecture)
01:35
Explore a case study involving Female Genital Cutting.
Unit 4 Assignment
4 questions
Unit 4 Quiz
5 questions
+ Unit 5: Conclusion
3 lectures 09:25
5.1 Course Summary (Lecture)
04:58
5.2 Real World Connections (Lecture)
03:07
Analyze American commercials for ideas about gender, and compare these ideas to those of a person you've interviewed.
Be Like an Anthropologist!
4 questions
5.3 Congrats (Lecture)
01:20