PSK 539 - Gender

PSK539 - Gender

Wednesday 18.00 to 20.50 | G-408

The purpose of this course is to explain the mechanisms through which gender is constructed and perpetuated and the implication of gender for different aspects of the life. Students will learn about gender differences and similarities, perpetuation of gender stereotypes, and the effects of gender construction for the individual, relationships, family, society, and labor force from the perspective of differing psychological orientations.

The primary goals of the course are to
- gain knowledge about gender as a concept and gain insight about the differentiation between sex and gender.
- discuss different theories on gender. 
- learn the mechanisms through which gender is constructed and perpetuated.
- learn about different types of sexism such as implicit prejudice, hostile and benevolent sexism. 
- evaluate the effects of gender construction for the individual, relationships, family, society, and labor force.
- gain a different and critical perspective on sex-related differences.
- develop skills to use different types of research methods that can be used in gender studies.

PSK 539


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