Professor: Margaret Rogers, Ph.D.
Prerequisites: Psy 113 and at least one 200-level psychology course.
Catalog Description: Discussion of psychological research and theories on the psychology of girls and women from a multicultural perspective. Topics include personality theories, gender similarities and differences, biological aspects of sex and gender, cultural images of women, sexuality, relationships, motherhood, work and achievement, physical and mental health.
This course examines the construction of gender for girls and women in the U.S. by examining biological, historical, multicultural, and sociopolitical factors.
By the end of the semester students will be able to:
Students will participate and engage in class discussions and take part in a variety of structured activities and group work. Mastery of the material will be evaluated by course exams, class assignments and participation in group project and presentation.
Dr. Rogers is a School Psychology Professor. Her research focuses on multicultural training in psychology, cross-cultural competencies of school psychologists, school-based consultation, professional practices of school psychologists.
PSY 480 meets the Psychology major requirement for a topics course. Psychology majors are required to take 3 topics courses. Students will learn the importance of gender in American culture. In addition, students will become aware of their own prejudices and gender-based stereotypes.