Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    May 29, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 423 - Gender and Families

Credits: 4
An examination of issues raised by the diverse roles that women, men, and children play in families. Although the primary focus is families in the United States, cross-cultural variations in family forms are also addressed. We pay particular attention to the social construction of gender in families, examining families in their social, economic, and political contexts. Topics include adult intimate relationships, ideologies of motherhood and fatherhood, the dynamics of power relations in families, and the impact of social policies on families’ lives.

Prerequisite: One core course in Psychology from the Human Processes (160s) category, or permission of the instructor.

Distribution Requirements: PD, SB.

This course satisfies the structures of power and privilege (SPP) requirement for Psychology majors.