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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
  • Define and explain the psychological terminology as related to the psychology of women.
  • Evaluate the socialization processes that factor in the behavior and status differences of men and women.
  • Distinguish the psychological differences between women and men.
  • Critique stereotypical views of women and their roles in society.
  • Compare the wide variation among women in their psychological characteristics, life choices, and response to biological events.
  • Appraise the value and validity of research in the area of gender.

  • Course Topics
  • Research and definitions
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Gender stereotypes and gender differences
  • Women of color
  • Gender and language
  • Development across the lifespan
  • Abilities, achievement, and motivation
  • Women and work
  • Biological influences on women's behavior
  • Psychology and women's health issues
  • Female sexuality
  • Lesbian and bisexual women
  • Victimization of women
  • Women and mental health

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WST 139
    Winter 2015
    1673
    Cindy Stevenson-mc clure
    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


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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