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  • PSYCHOLOGY 159    Section:


    Spring Quarter 2007

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41

    Course Objectives:  The purpose of this course is to give students an overview of gender and reproduction using recent advances in psychology.  We will take an integrative approach using biological and social psychological explanations at the levels of mechanism and evolutionary function and include research from both human and non-human species.  We will focus on current research directions, conceptual issues, and controversies.  Emphasis will also be placed on developing the students' writing and oral skills through assignments and presentations.


    Course Topics:  We will focus on the processes underlying developmental and reproductive events, such as sexual development, mate choice, and decisions about reproduction.  The evolutionary process of sexual selection will guide much of our thinking.  We will also discuss applied issues, such as the treatment of intersexual individuals and developments in the reproductive technologies.


    Grading:  There will be a series of written and oral assignments, as well as three, equally-weighted exams.  Exams will include multiple choice and short-answer questions.


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    184 Young M W   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM http://classes.ucdavis.edu/
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Joanna Scheib , Ph.D. 267A Young Hall Mon: 1-2pm; Wed: 4-5pm