Why do men receive higher salaries than women? Why are fewer women than men in parliament? And why are there more female than male nurses? Is there a basic difference between men and women? What about homosexuals, lesbians and transvestites? What do we mean when we talk about the nature of the sexes? Do we receive messages about how men and women should be? Do they influence what we want and what we choose?
The course focuses on how these questions are answered from the viewpoint of gender studies and where our ideas about men and women come from.