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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Psychology of Women
PSYC 270 SP
This course reviews the constellation of psychological theories about women. Topics to be covered include personality, development, physiology, intellect, achievement and social rules. Studies of gender are reviewed
assessed with consideration of the impact of history, politics, culture and research practices. The forms and possibilities of feminist science are explored.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
PSYC101 OR PSYC105 OR FGSS101
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- This course begins by examining gender as a social construct. Students will be invited to explore how gender is created and rendered both socially and psychologically significant. Students will explore how gender
mediates one's relationship to the
body, desire, and identity, and how, in turn, these relationships can challenge our assumptions about gender. Both historical and contemporary theories of female psychology will be discussed. As the course continues, we
will shift to a developmental focus
and examine how gender shapes the experiences, relationships, and subjectivity of girls and women throughout the lifespan. Issues of race, ethnicity, culture, and class will be discussed both in relationship to
developmental phases and the question of
gender as a unified construct.
- Major Readings
- Two primary texts and supplementary coursepacket. (Assignments may be subject to further revision.)
- Examinations and Assignments
- Three exams, two papers (assignments may be subject to further revision).
- Additional Requirements and/or Comments
- This is a column 2 Breadth Requirement course.
- Instructor(s): Russell,Rachel M.
- Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: JUDD116;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 12
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 2 SO: 13 FR: 0
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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