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PSYC 2038 Gender Studies

This course explores issues of sex and gender in sociological and psychological research, biological and socialization influences affecting females and males, and the effect of socially-constructed gender roles on human behavior. Specific topics that will be addressed include: gender bias in research, gender stereotypes, physiological/biological influences on gender, theories of gender development, gender identity, cognitive abilities, emotion, relationships, sexuality, and gender issues in treatment for mental disorders. Also covered are the debates on sex and gender and the impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices as well as a macro-analysis of how institutions shape gender. The student may opt to receive credit in either Psychology 2038 or Sociology 2038, not both.


3.00 Credits(s)


Social Sciences


Advisory: Eligibility for English 1500 strongly recommended; 48 hours lecture