2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Jun 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 351 - Psychology of Women and Gender


The psychological science of women, men, and gender. Course topics include: gender stereotypes, gender socialization, love relationships, sexuality, pregnancy and parenthood, women and work, and violence against women. The course will focus on the lived experiences of women, and themes will include the social construction of gender, the gendered nature of social institutions, and the way that gender intersects with race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, and other social categories. Throughout, we will learn how all of these issues relate to women’s mental health and well-being. We will also take a developmental perspective on these issues to understand how they unfold across the lifespan. By the end of the course, students should have a good understanding of what it means to be female in North America. Prerequisite: C- or better in PSYC 110  and sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Fall Group I