SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 1:12:17 PMPSYCH 40 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 40Title:  INTRO TO PSYCH OF GENDER  
Full Title:  Introduction to Psychology of Gender
Last Reviewed:12/12/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An examination of the research and theory from psychology and related fields in order to evaluate the behavioral, biological, social, and cultural foundations in which women and men function.  This course will explore classical and contemporary views of gender roles and the effects on individual development and relationships. The impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices will be analyzed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An examination of the research and theory from psychology and related fields in order to evaluate the behavioral, biological, social, and cultural foundations in which women and men function.  This course will explore classical and contemporary views of gender roles and the effects on individual development and relationships. The impact of economic and political change on gender expectations and practices will be analyzed.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4IPsychology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: SOCI 140 Introduction to Gender SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYCH40 OR SOC15

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate knowledge of biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural foundations
     of gender.  
2.  Compare and contrast theoretical concepts regarding masculinity, femininity, and
     gender-related attitudes.
3.  Describe cultural and gender diversity as a social construct and social influence.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
 
1. Compare and contrast psychological and sociological perspectives used to interpret
     gender relations.
2. Distinguish major psychological theories on gender development and identity.    
3. Identify the dynamics of gender on individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels.  
4. Differentiate between the biological, psychological, and social construction of gender.   
5. Explain the interaction between gender, mental health, and psychological disorders.  
6. Describe gender ideology and practices in multiple social institutions and across
     cultures and societies.
7. Identify the effects of cultural attitudes and beliefs of gender on sexuality, identity,
     orientation, and behaviors.
8. Analyze the dynamics between power, status, economics, and gender.
9. Identify the implications of gender similarities and differences on emotional development.  
10. Assess the potential for transformation of gender roles and gender relations.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sex Differences in Psychology
     A. History
    B. Masculinity and femininity
    C. Traits and socialization  
II. Research Approaches to Sex and Gender  
     A. Biomedical
    B. Variationist (modified essentialist)
    C. Interdisciplinary laboratory and clinical
III. Gender Stereotypes Related to Masculinity and Femininity       
IV. Biology and Environment: The Process of Becoming Female or Male   
V. Theories of Gender Development
    A. Evolutionary
    B. Social learning
    C. Cognitive development
    D. Gender schema  
VI. Gender Differences in Sexuality
    A. Identity
    B. Orientation    
VII. Perceptual and Cognitive Abilities
    A. Gender similarities
    B. Gender differences
VIII. Gender and Aspects of Emotion  
     A. Physiological
    B. Cognitive
    C. Behavioral
IX. Relationships: Attachment, Intimacy, and Power
X. Economic and Political Life: Power, Status, and Achievement
XI. Gender and Cross-Cultural Variations
    A. Racial and Ethnic Differences
    B. Migrant and Cultural Differences
XII. Issues in the Workplace: Division of Labor by Sex and Gender  
XIII. Gender and Mental/Physical Health - Stress, change, and adaptations
XIV. Gender and Agents of Socialization
    A. Socialization Process
    B. Gender Development            
XV. Gender Issues in Therapy
    A. Communication styles
    B. Cultural differences
XVI. The Future of Sex and Gender: Justice, Equity, and Social Change - Women's Movements,
    Men's Movements, and Feminist Struggles

Assignments:
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1. Read 35-70 pages per week and discuss assigned material from the text and supplements.
2. One to three writing assignments (minimum 1250 words total).
3. One to two midterm exams and a final examination.
4. Oral presentations and/or group projects may also be assigned.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 35%
Writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 80%
Midterm exams and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Group projects and oral presentations.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A New Psychology of Women: Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity. 4th ed. Lips, Hilary. Waveland Press. 2016
Psychology of Gender. Helgeson, Vicki. 5th ed. Routledge Press. 2016
Women, Men, and Society. 6th ed. Renzetti, Claire and Curran, Daniel and Maier, Shana. Pearson. 2012 (classic)

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