This course, students examine gender from a psychological, sociological, and cultural perspective. Discussions will include how and why social expectations and standards form and evolve over time, how certain career opportunities tend to be systematically related to gender, and how these perspectives effect male and female experiences. We will review empirical findings that support or fail to support common beliefs about gender, the relationship of gender to traditional issues in psychology (e.g., personality, interpersonal relationships), and special issues pertinent to gender, (e.g., parenthood, violence, and sexual orientation). Class and small-group discussions, and films will supplement reading material and provide more in-depth examination of specific topics.
Credit Hours: Lecture – 3, Lab – 0, Credits – 3