PSY 230 Psych of Women & Gender (WGS)

Prerequisite: PSY 100 or WGS 124

An introduction to contemporary theories, findings, and social issues regarding the psychology of women and gender. Emphasis is placed on understanding how gender role socialization influences women's (and to a lesser extent, men’s) beliefs and behaviors across the lifespan including issues of work and motherhood/fatherhood, mental and physical health, and violence against women. The course is guided by a feminist analysis that recognizes the intersection of gender, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. A major goal of the class is that students think critically about issues surrounding gender at the individual and societal levels (including media representations of women/men and public policy). Learning will take place using readings, lecture, discussion, media analysis, guest speakers, experiential learning, and service learning community placements. Noncredit for students who completed it as 286.


1 Course Credit