SRJC Course Outlines

10/1/2022 5:20:45 AMPSYCH 40 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 40Title:  PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER  
Full Title:  Psychological Perspectives on 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 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 of gender role on individual development and relationships.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An examination of the research and theory from psychology and related fields 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 of gender role on individual development and relationships.
(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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
 
1.  Describe research and methodology on gender difference.
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 and social construction of gender.   
5.  Explain the interaction between gender, mental health, and psychological disorders.  
6.  Interpret the global and multicultural implications of gender stereotypes.  
7.  Identify the effects of cultural attitudes and beliefs of gender on sexuality, 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.  The Gender Gap in Education
  A.  Biology and the brain
 B.  Socialization
XII.  Issues in the Workplace: Division of Labor by Sex and Gender  
XIII.  Gender and Mental/Physical Health
 A.  Stress, change, and adaptations
XIV.  Gender Roles and Health Care
 A.  Sexism in medicine      
 B.  Politics of health equity            
XV.  Gender Issues in Therapy
 A.  Communication styles
 B.  Cultural differences
XVI.  The Future of Sex and Gender: Justice, Equity, and Social Change

Assignments:
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1. Read 25-35 pages per week and discuss assigned material from the text and supplements.
2. Three to five quizzes.
3. One to two exams, and a final will be given to assess comprehension of lectures, reading concepts, terminology, and other instructional materials.   
4. Assignments may include term or course research paper, journal writing, portfolio, or projects for the purpose of learning research skills, enhancing course knowledge, and improving writing skills.  Oral presentations and 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 - 25%
Written homework, research or term papers, journals, portfolio
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
75 - 90%
Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Group projects, oral presentations, attendance, and/or participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Gender: Psychological Perspectives.   Linda Brannon.  Allyn & Bacon:  2008.
 
Psychology of Gender.  Helgeson.  Prentice Hall:  2009.
 
The Psychology of Sex and Gender.   Barbara Smith.  Allyn & Bacon:   2008.
 
Sex and Gender:  An Introduction.  Hilary Lips. McGraw-Hill:   2008.

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