Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.
Define and differentiate between sex and gender
Define and discuss what is meant by gender identity
Understand and discuss the role of homophobia and heterosexism in society
Distinguish the meanings of transgender, transsexual, and homosexual identities
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Understand basic biological mechanisms regulating sexual behavior and motivation
Appreciate the importance of Alfred Kinsey’s research on human sexuality
Recognize the contributions that William Masters and Virginia Johnson’s research made to our understanding of the sexual response cycle
Define sexual orientation and gender identity
This Chapter will address the current protections that are available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals who allege they have been victims of employment discrimination. The Chapter’s primary focus will be on federal statutory law, particularly Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although the focus here is on federal law, Appendix I to this Chapter lists the states that protect individuals from public and/or private discrimination under state laws.
This topic is explored in four parts: (1) a brief overview of congressional efforts to enact a statute to protect individuals from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; (2) discusses Title VII and sexual orientation; (3) discusses ways in which recent courts have handled sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII; and (4) similarly examines early judicial treatment of claims brought by individuals alleging discrimination on the basis of their gender identity and/or expression and explores how the law has developed in this area as well.
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- The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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- The eLangdell Bookstore
- Matthew William Green
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