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Viewing: PSY 706 / WGS 706 : Psychology of Gender

Last approved: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:00:18 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:56:07 GMT

Change Type
Major
PSY (Psychology)
706
018832
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
WGS
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Gender
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Psychology (16PSY)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Mary Wyer
Associate Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1515Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Current theory and research on perceived and actual biological, social, cognitive, personality, and emotional similarities and differences of men and women throughout lifespan. Construction and consequences of gender in our society and others.

This course was originally linked to PSY/WGS 406 (as PSY/WGS 506) and is now being delinked so it will have its own Course ID.


We are also renumbering it as PSY/WGS 706 to accurately reflect the advanced content level. We are retaining the cross-listing with WGS.


The course has been offered for many years and continues to be of interest to graduate students in Psychology and other disciplines in H&SS.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Humanities and Social SciencesBill SmithThe Sociology Department has reviewed the course and has confirmed that it does not overlap with their graduate level Sociology of Gender course offering.
This course is being offered with already existing faculty resources as a routine part of Dr. Wyer's teaching load in Psychology.

Advanced training in theory and research about gender differences and gender relations from a psychological perspective. The course focuses on cultural meanings attached to being a male or a female; how beliefs about the capacities and abilities of self and others shape our lives as we age; how ideas about gender differences influence our choices and opportunities; what the gender-related patterns are (and are not) in educational and employment settings; how social relations in the family are (and are not) shaped by ideas about women and men; and how the media shapes, reinforces, and challenges ideas about women, men, and gender differences. Using a “gender lens” perspective, the course highlights contemporary debates,  including theoretical, methodological, and activist commitments to social change and human well-being. Discussions are designed to provide a space for generative and constructive intellectual exchange.


Student Learning Outcomes

1. Articulate major theoretical debates in the study of gender relations and gender differences.


2. Describe specific areas in which gender relations are key (e.g. work, violence, parenting, media influences) as presented thru text readings and class discussions.


3. Apply critical thinking skills and a psychological perspective that analyzes theory and research about cultural meanings in relation to distinctions between women and men.


4. Demonstrate how a “gender lens” in psychology can contribute to theory and research about contemporary social relations and social change in individuals’ lives. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Essay75 pts
3 essays (25 pts/ea)
Participation15 ptsAttendance & Engagement (1 pt/ea week)
presentation10 ptsTeam presentation
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Weekly topics. See syllabus.3 hrsSyllabus attached.
This minor curriculum action will need approval by Christopher Mayhorn, Head, Psychology (awmeade@ncsu.edu) and by Karey Harwood, Director, Women's and Gender Studies (karey_harwood@ncsu.edu). Both are aware that this change is underway (as advised by Melissa Nosbisch (3-8096).

mlnosbis 1/23/2018:
See justification. This course used to be PSY/WGS 506. The department had to delete 506 since it is not actually dual-level with 406. The only change they are making to the course on this action is the number-- making it 706. All other content is the same as was previously approved and taught as PSY/WGS 506. They had to enter a "new course" action so that the course is assigned its own course ID.

ABGS Reviewers 2/5/2018:
- No concerns
Key: 16519