PSYC1310 Psychology of Women and Gender

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 5 and 7. Psychology of Women and Gender will critically explore the psychology of women and gender in a sociocultural, historical, global and biological context. This class includes topics that relate uniquely to women, as well as differences and similarities between genders. It will take an intersectional approach to many facets of women's lives. Classes will include lectures, small and large group discussion, media examples and projects.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast feminist and traditional theories and research.
  • Critically examine biases relevant to the psychological factors shaping the lives of women.
  • Identify the psychological effects of power in relationships.
  • Analyze the beliefs and theories regarding women's sexuality and the impact of those beliefs on peoples' lives.
  • Analyze implications of gender roles and gender stereotypes in a personal and cultural context.
  • Identify the role of gender throughout the lifespan.

Prerequisite

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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other