PSYC-255 : The Psychology of Women
Course, prefix, number, & title: PSYC-255 The Psychology of Women
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3; offered as needed
Pre-requisites (if any): PSYC-101
Course Description in college catalog:
A critical examination of theories of female personality and behavior. Emphasis is placed on the data concerning women’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social characteristics and the biological, developmental, and social forces shaping them. Issues related to health, discrimnation, and victimization also discussed.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
1. Analyze and research controversial issues regarding gender
2. Review and evaluate their own and other students' thinking about women and gender
3. Review scholarly publications as it relates to women and gender
4. Identify assumptions and values that influence judgment about women and gender
5. Critically evaluate scientific research pertaining to the psychology of women.
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:At the discretion of the instructor a variety of assessment methods may be used, including but not limited to objective exams, papers, homework, and group projects.
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.