WGSS 353 Spring 2015 Gender & Psychopathology

Cross Listed as PSYC353
This course will address a range of topics related to the intersection of gender and psychopathology. We will begin the class by discussing the meaning of "gender" and the various mechanisms by which biological sex, gender identity, gender roles and sexual orientation may relate to our understanding of the development, presentation and treatment of psychological disorders. We will also discuss historical and current controversies regarding the classification of psychological disorders concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. The rest of the course will address gender differences in specific psychological disorders and the biological, psychological and social mechanisms contributing to these differences. All students will design and conduct an empirical research project based on the readings and concepts discussed in class.
Class Format: empirical lab course
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly response papers, midterm exam, a written report and oral presentation of the empirical research project
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and PSYC 252; not open to first-years and sophomores
Enrollment Preference: preference will be given to Psychology and WGSS majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PSYC Area 5 - Clinical Psychology,PSYC Empirical Lab Course
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 3700
WGSS 353 - 01 (S) SEM Gender & Psychopathology Division 2: Social Studies Laura E. Sockol
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Bronfman 105 3700
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