9.75J | Spring 2003 | Undergraduate

Psychology of Gender


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session

Goals of the Course

To become familiar with major theories, methods and central debates in the field of gender studies. In particular we will focus on:

1. Conceptualizing the impact of biology
2. Understanding the contexts which contribute to intra-gender variation and inter-gender similarities
3. Clarifying the influence of social, political and economic forces on gender discourse and practice

Requirements and Grading

Participation in class discussions, presentations and small group activities: 20%
Cross-cultural inquiry paper: 20%
Hour exam in class: 30%
Final paper: 30%

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2003
Learning Resource Types
Presentation Assignments
Written Assignments