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PSYC 280: Psychology of Gender and Sexuality

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

All of us have been raised swimming in a sea of information regarding what sex, gender, and sexuality are and what it means to be of a certain sex, gender, and sexual orientation. But how much is fact and how much is fiction? Are people with penises always boys? Is being gay genetic? This course aims to peel the curtains away and look at what the psychological science really says about gender, and sexuality. This course will be challenging in that it will require students to examine their own experiences with their gender, and sexuality as well as question their own assumptions about gender, and sexuality. Having gained knowledge in an area often ripe with misperceptions, students will also be tasked with developing a proposal to increase knowledge regarding the psychology of gender, and sexuality in a target audience of their choice. 

Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychological Science Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies, or permission of the instructor