PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects
- Gender Issues in Communication (COM-431) 3.00 s.h.
- This course concerns the advertising, journalism, cinema, public relations, and television-radio professions' gender issues and problems. It covers the gender transition to a female majority professional workforce; causes of work-related gender problems, the cost of gender bias.
- Gender Roles (ANT-306) 3.00 s.h.
- An exploration of the reciprocal influences of anthropology and gender studies, considering both classic and recent contributions; an evaluation of key interpretive categories (for example, "nature," "domestic," "women") specifically in the context of cross-cultural translation; and comparison of various approaches to questions about the universality of gender power hierarchies.
- Renaissance Prose and Poetry (ENG-443) 3.00 s.h.
- An historic biographical analysis of outstanding European Continental literary works from 1350 to 1650, with attention to multi-cultural, class and gender issues.
- Psychology of Gender I (PSY-307) 3.00 s.h.
- Students will explore the construct of gender from various psychological perspectives including: social, personality, developmental, communications, personal relations, cross-cultural, and cognitive psychology. The role of gender will be examined within psychological theory and research.
- Psychology of Gender II (PSY-308) 3.00 s.h.
- Continued exploration of the construct of gender from various psychological perspectives including: social, personality, developmental, communications, personal relations, cross-cultural, and cognitive psychology. The role of gender will be examined within psychological theory and research.
- Women and Social Action (SOC-376) 3.00 s.h.
Women and Social Action examines the ways women are challenging traditional gender stereotypes and the social structures within which men and women live, including the areas of education, the media, religious organizations, the criminal justice system, and the economy. Women and Social Action focuses on ordinary women who are working collectively in diverse settings to empower themselves and others. The course explores the barriers that women face, goals and strategies for social change, and the rewards and challenges of social action.
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
- Identify the impact that gender stereotypes and barriers have on women's lives.
- Explain how gender stereotypes and barriers intersect with other social systems such as age, class, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
- Analyze and evaluate whether the goals of methods of particular social actions are consistent with an empowerment model of social change.
- Approaches to Human Nature (ANT-230) 3.00 s.h.
- A consideration of various modern approaches to human nature. Topics may include the cross-cultural study of erotic symbolism and gender roles; human ethology; structural anthropology; transformational linguistics; the cross-cultural study of play; altered states of consciousness; small-group studies; exchange theory; and cross-cultural semantics.
- Peoples of Southeast Asia I (ANT-313) 3.00 s.h.
- Peoples of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, indigenous and immigrant. Relative gender egalitarianism in relation to various subsistence types and religious systems. Intercultural relations in multiethnic societies.
- Peoples of Southeast Asia II (ANT-314) 3.00 s.h.
- Peoples of mainland Southeast Asia--Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The "hill tribes and lowland peasants' model. Buddhist values, dualism, and gender roles. The impact of development and/or revolution.
- Anthropological Approaches to China (ANT-338) 3.00 s.h.
- Chinese society and culture pre- and post-1949. Socialism and reform. Gender, ethnic, popular culture, ecology and population issues. China in world context.
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