Brief 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.
Text: Selected Handouts.
|September 6||Course Introduction|
|September 20||Images of Women and Men|
|September 27||Gender Differences|
|October 11||Exam 1 & Biological Bases of Sex|
|October 18||Becoming Gendered: Childhood|
|October 25||Becoming a Woman: Puberty and Adolescence|
|November 1||Sex, Love and Romance|
|November 8||Commitments: Long Term Relationships|
|November 15||Exam 2 & Mothering|
|November 22||Work and Achievement|
|November 29||Midlife and Beyond|
|December 6||Violence Against Women|
|December 13||Mental and Physical Health|
|Final Period||Exam 3|
Course Mastery Evaluation:
Course mastery will be determined through assessment of course requirements:
There will be thee exams throughout the term. Each will be equally weighted and cover four chapters of the text book. Exams will be composed of multiple choice (3/4) and essay (1/4) items.
Students will engage in a team term project that will be presented through a formal written paper (APA style) or a formal presentation (in English) with a written annotated bibliography.
Each exam and the term project will be worth 25% of the grade.
Class Attendance: All class members are expected to attend class, participate actively in discussion and participate on team course work.
Academic Integrity: Plagiarism is using another personís words or ideas without giving credit to that person by citing his or her work. The penalty for plagiarism on written work is an automatic zero grade for the assignment.
Class Courtesy: Please do not disrupt class by receiving telephone calls in class or by leaving class early. If you must be late for class, please enter quietly.
Class Web Site: http://www.psych.westminster.edu/womenpsych-ws/
The class web site is a resource for information about assignments,
class notes and class discussion using electronic bulletin boards. Students
may earn extra credit points on exams through participation in the Bulletin
Board Discussions. Students may also participate anonymously in
class Bulletin Board Discussion with no extra credit.