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PSYCH 306 Psychology Of Gender

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    Mar 28, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Great discussions, but poorly structured. Your entire grade is based off of one group project and four tests.

    Course highlights:

    The discussions were usually fantastic. Learned a lot about current issues with women's rights.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to class, the teacher gives out test questions when you attend class.

    • Fall 2016
    • Yamawaki
    • Yes
    • Group Projects Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Feb 05, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The course itself is very interesting. It has an advantage over a lot of sociology gender courses, in that it focuses more on established research and trends. The class helped to address a lot of issues that get glanced over in more general psych courses. Particularly, it helped explain the weaknesses and gaps in many landmark studies because they failed to study women, and thus tried to apply male psychology directly to female psychology. It helped in understanding the relationship between sex and gender. It also suffers from some of the same issues of many sociology courses. For example, I found that the course had too low of a standard for verifying and supporting statistics. We had to memorize research that has been shown to be incorrect. I worry that because it is the only class specifically aimed at gender differences, the class doesn't undergo as rigorous examination that other courses may.

    Course highlights:

    I enjoyed how interactive the course was. Lots of solo and group presentations, engagement with the class, and discussion. I also enjoyed that the class addressed issues unique to men and women, and did a good job of addressing female suppression without demonizing the male population. Overall, it was a good examination of gender differences and how gender and psychology has interacted. I was only disappointed by the lack of scrutiny given to the class text, as I learned a few stats that were absolutely false/unsubstantiated.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go in with an open mind. If you are automatically ready to dismiss things as 'feminism' or 'conservatism' or 'liberalism', whatever, you won't be able to learn. The entire point of the course is to address biases that plague men and women in psychology and general life. So setting aside biases, as much as possible, will help you learn. At the same time, take it all with a grain of salt. While the majority of the class was fantastic in improving my gender knowledge base, the unfounded stats also screwed up my ability to know which was true and which wasn't. If a stat sounds weird to you, look it up. Google Scholar is your friend. And if you find something outdated, bring it up! Professors are busy, and sometimes things slip under their radar. Or they heard it from another authority and may not want to change it. Last, remember this course is at BYU. While I definitely appreciated that most my classmates were more open minded and psych educated than most students on campus, sometimes people said stupid, rotten things. Not everyone in the course is a psych major, and some students at BYU are naive/ignorant when it comes to gender/sexuality issues. People said sexist things sometimes, and I had to call out someone for talking about homosexuality like it was a hobby. On the bright side, I also had a couple gay students thank me later for standing up for them. Just be prepared that some people may feel 'prompted' to say awful stuff. My professor shut them down, not sure if everyone would.

    • Winter 2011
    • Nelson
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    • Always Do the Reading Group Projects Great Discussions
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    Nov 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Talk about the differences and similarities of men and women. Cover the history of the sexes, talk about gender roles, social pressure, biology, detailed brain information and stereotypes.

    Course highlights:

    The discussions and videos that were shared were fantastic. It was always thought provoking and allowed for a lot of self reflection. It made me rethink the stereotypes I hold of men and women. It was a powerful tool in strengthening my relationship with other women, which was much needed!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay on top of the assignments, they are worth doing and they will teach you a lot, but the deadlines come up quickly.

    • Fall 2015
    • Birmingham
    • Yes
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