PSYCHOLOGY 159 Section:
Spring Quarter 2009
|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 3 writtent and oral assignments and 3 exams.
Book Title: Sex Differences: Developmental & Evolutionary Strategies
Author: Linda Mealey
Copyright Year: 2000
|Classroom||Class Schedule||Course Website|
|204 Art||M W 2:10 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Instructor||Instructor Email||Office||Office Hours|
|Joanna Scheib , Ph.D.||267A Young Hall||M: 4-5pm; F: 10-11am|