WOMENSTD 341 - Special Topics in Gendered Lives
Section: 001 Psychology of Sexual Aggression
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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(Gendered Lives).
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The purpose of this course is to examine current psychological theory and research relating to the causes and consequences of rape and other forms of sexual aggression. It is designed to acquaint you with some of the key issues, questions, and findings in this field, as well as to allow you to develop some of the critical skills needed by research psychologists. The course is organized topically. We begin by reading and thinking about the social construction of masculinity and femininity and how these might contribute to sexual aggression. We then explore the role of the media in creating and enforcing these cultural constructions. The bulk of the course is devoted to an examination of psychological processes related to victimization and perpetration. We then discuss legal issues related to rape and sexual assault and violence prevention. We conclude the course by discussing alternative visions of sexuality — ones not based in dominance and submission.

WOMENSTD 341 - Special Topics in Gendered Lives
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001 (SEM)
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with PSYCH 497.001
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