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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 333 Psychology of Gender

3 Credit(s) DPDS

This course will: explore gender as a social construction, examine theory and empirical research on gender, examine gender-related oppression and victimization, and investigate psychology’s evolving understanding of this important social identity. Students will examine psychological literature on differences between women and men; social, biological, and cultural influences on gender; the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people; and the treatment of men and women in classic theories and research. Students will consider how gender bias and other ideologies relate to inequality in power and/or resources, gain an increased awareness of and appreciation for diverse perspectives, and explore their won gender-related experiences. The course will also consider the intersectionality of gender with other important social identities such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social class. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite: PSY101 and one of the following: PSY215, PSY216, PSY217, PSY218, PSY251, PSY252, PSY322, IDS350, CRJ365, HST218, POL309, POL371, SOC305, or SOC306.