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Gender

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Courses 1-10 of 34 matches.
Gender Issues in Communication   (COM-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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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. 
Renaissance Prose and Poetry   (ENG-443)   3.00 s.h.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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Course Description
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.

Learning Outcomes
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.

 
Dynamics of Individual Behavior   (COU-401)   3.00 s.h.  
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A course designed to cover psychopathology and sociopolitical related issues of diagnosis and treatment. Attention given to understanding of the wide variety of psychopathology in clinical practice and the application of evaluation methods and diagnostic classification systems DSM; the development appropriate treatment plans and the relationship of class, gender and ethnic background to diagnosis and treatment. 
Women and the Economy   (ECO-383)   3.00 s.h.  
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Description and analysis of women's economic status. Theories of discrimination against women in the labor market, including neoclassical, institutional, and Marxian. Women's work in the home analyzed form three different perspectives: household utility maximization, patriarchy, and a sex-gender system. Application of theories to case studies. 
Feminist Criticism   (ENG-448)   3.00 s.h.  
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The relationships among feminist theory, literature, and criticism; connections between gender and genre, textuality and sexuality; the major conceptions of feminist critical theory. 
Men's Health   (HEA-306)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course explores the societal, economic, cultural, and gender influences that shape men's health beliefs and practices. Common health problems and strategies effective in promoting men's health and wellbeing are explored. Reflection on the positive outcomes of healthy men at home, work, and in society is threaded throughout this course.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss health problems and issues as they relate to the male population.
  • Explore social, economic, cultural, gender, environmental, and work place factors influencing men's health practices.
  • Examine the impact of men's health beliefs on wellness and illness behavior.
  • Identify strategies that promote healthy lifestyles in the male population.

 
Women and Men in Ministry   (PAT-319)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the roles and interrelationship of women and men in Christian thought and practice. Special attention will be paid to questions of church leadership, societal gender roles and their impact on ministry, language about God, issues of authority, sources of opposition to women in ministry, and views of human sexuality. 
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