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PS 312 Overview

This course introduces students to the theories and relevant research surrounding gender studies and sexual identity literature, and offers a critical analysis of the social construction of gender, gender role behavior, and sexuality as it affects personal development. The course builds on social psychology prejudice research along with feminist, transgender, and queer theories to help guide the analysis of gender and sexual inequalities, the alignment of these inequalities with other systems of inequality (race, ethnicity, class), and current efforts in social activism whereby these issues and challenges are addressed. All will be explored from a historical and sociocultural context focusing on the US and other countries. Prerequisite: Students majoring or minoring in psychology must take PS 101 before taking this course.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • PS