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PSYCH 306

Psychology of Gender

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Biological and social contributions to sex role development, sexual self-concept, and complementarity of sex roles.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test. Offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

1. Gender concepts, theories, and research findings

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of (a) various concepts and theories of sex and gender, including models of how gender roles are developed and maintained, and (b) the major research findings regarding gender. Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.

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2. Research knowledge and skills

Learning Outcome

Students will develop knowledge and skills within gender research for identifying and formulating research hypotheses and the theories supporting them, understanding threats to research validity, formulating designs to test hypotheses, appreciating the limitations of research findings, and critically analyzing the research literature. Measurement: Writing assignment and/or conducting research project.

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3. Critical awareness of cultural effects on gender identity

Learning Outcome

Students will be aware of, identify with, and analyze the influence of media, institutions and culture on the development of gender identity, gender-related beliefs, and attitudes through class room activities and discussions; and develop an awareness of one's own expectations and biases as they relate to gender. Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays, and/or conducting research project.