Psychology of Women
Psy 331
Syllabus- Fall 1998 



Catalogue Description:  A course designed to provide information about a group that has often been overlooked in psychological theory and research.  The uniqueness of the female experience will be viewed from a lifespan perspective. 



Texts:  (1) Unger, R. & Crawford, M. (1996). Women and gender:  A feminist psychology (2nd Ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
            (2) Crawford, M. & Unger, R. (1997).  In our own words:  Readings on the psychology of women and gender.  New York:  McGraw Hill.



Course Outline

Date

Topic

Text 1

Text 2

8/25/98

Course Design & Negotiation

Browse

Browse

9/1/98

Methods of Understanding the Psychology of Women

1&2

Crawford (p5) 
Unger

9/8/98

Gender Differences

3

Teitlebaum

9/15/98

Images of Women

4

Douglas 
Cofer

9/22/98

Sex, Status and Power

5

Anonymous 
Steinem

9/29/98

Development

6&7&8

Wong 
Fine & Mcpherson

10/6/98

Sex, Love & Romance

9

Christina 
Jacklin

10/13/98

Commitments & Long Term Relationships

10

Crawford (p280) 
Williams

10/20/98

Mothering

11

van Gelder 
Gordon

10/29/98

Work & Achievement

12

Neuborn 
Yoder 
Cabello

11/5/98

Midlife & Beyond

13

LeGuin 
Healey

11/12/98

Violence Against Women

14

Larkin & Poaleni 
Fine

11/19/98

Gender & Psychological/ Physical  Disorders

15

Datan

12/1/98

Course Projects Presented

   

Final Period

Course Projects Reviewed

   

 



Course Format:



Course Mastery
    Course grades will be assigned through assessments of quizzes, journals, term projects and team work.
        Quizzes            25%
        Journal             25%
        Term Project    25%
        Team work       25%



Grade Assignment
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scheme:
A  90-100
B+ 88-89
B 80-87
C+ 78-79
C 70-77
D 60-69
F <60


Class Attendance: All class members are expected to attend class, participate actively in discussion and partcipate on team course work.



Team work:

Class members may opt to participate in quiz development teams, journal evaluation teams, and term proposal evaluation teams.

Quiz Development Teams
Each quiz will be developed by four class members.  These members are responsible to read the text chapters ahead of time and prepare 10 multiple choice items that assess the readers understanding of text content.  These items must be submitted to Dr. Webster electronically two working days before the quiz is scheduled.  That means Friday for Tuesday quizzes, and Tuesday for Thursday Quizzes.  Quiz developers will receive a full ten points for the quiz they develop.  They may be 10 minutes late for class on the days the quiz they develop is given.

Journal Evaluation Teams
Journal credit may be earned by writing thoughtful entries as well as providing insightful feedback on the journals of others.
Journals will be read and evaluated for depth, clarity of expression, integration of course content, and applications.  There will be a journal evaluation team for each journal due date.  The team will divide the work of evaluating the journals and provide feedback to journal writers by the next class period.

Term Project Proposal Evaluation Teams
Four class members will evaluate the term project proposals.  The members of the initial proposal review team may be different from those of the  final revised proposal review team. 



Term Projects
 

Nov 3
 

SKW: Paradox of Pay Discrimination

SKW: Sexual Harrassment

Nov 10

SKW: Politics of Madness

SKW: Assertiveness

Nov 17
 

JD-Interviews
DRS-Cartoons

L-Superwoman
AE-Coping

Nov 24

N-Love
KK-Dance

Thanksgiving!

Dec 1

JA-Media (40 Min)
MA-Beauty
 

J- Music
L-Math

 

 

 

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