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WST 139
Psychology of Women


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Explore the historical, cultural, and biological development of growing up female. Also examined are the social and psychological perspectives of female identity, traditional and non-traditional roles, values, sexuality and orientation, dependency, emotions, physical and mental health issues, victimization and the changing perception of femininity and masculinity. Student may not earn credit for both PSYC 139 and WST 139. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 139.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the socialization process that encourages boys and girls, and women and men, to behave differently from each other.
  • Describe how women are relatively invisible in many important areas of culture including: the study of history, the classroom, world of work, and in government.
  • Explain that the psychological differences between men and women are small and inconsistent.
  • Discuss and demonstrate sensitivity to stereotypical views of women and their roles in society.
  • Develop an awareness of the wide variation among women in their psychological characteristics, life choices, and response to biological events.

  • Course Topics
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Gender stereotypes and gender differences
  • Women of color
  • Gender and language
  • Gender and emotion
  • Lifespan
  • Abilities, achievement, motivation
  • Women and work
  • Biology of women
  • Psychology and health issues
  • Female sexuality
  • Lesbian and bisexual women
  • Victimization of women
  • Women and mental health
  • Psychology of men

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WST 139
    Summer 2014
    9676
    Julirae Gunter-Castleton
    WST 139
    Winter 2014
    1673
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure
    WST 139
    Winter 2012
    1172
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure
    WST 139
    Winter 2011
    1172
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure
    WST 139
    Winter 2010
    1172
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.