Weeks in Detail

Week 1: The Week of March 29, 2004 [Monday’s Date]

 

Unit 1: Introduction to Psychology of Women (Chapter 1 and 2)

History, Research Methods etc.

 

Week 2: The week of April 5, 2004

 

Unit 2: Social Cognition and Women [Chapters 5 & 6]

 

Week 3:  April 12, 2004

Unit 2: Social Cognition and Women [Chapters 5 & 6]

 

Assignment 1: The Portrayal of Women in the Media [Due Tuesday, April 13, 2004]

Write a 2-2 ½ page, typed double spaced paper on the portrayal of women in a specific movie or television show. The first section should summarize one to two key issues you are going to examine based upon information in the book. The second section should be a brief paragraph summarizing the TV show or movie. The third section should involve explaining how the movie or TV show relates back to the aforementioned issues in the first section.


 Week 4/5: The Weeks of April 19 & April 26, 2004

 

Unit 3: Developmental Psychology & The Psychology of Women (Chapters 3, 4, & 11)

 

Assignment 2: Women's Developmental Issues on the WWW [Due Tuesday, April 27, 2004]

Write a 2-2 ½ page, typed double spaced paper examining a web page that relates to developmental issues covered in this unit. The first section should summarize one to two key issues you are going to examine based upon information in the book or in class. The second section should be a brief paragraph summarizing the web page you have found. The third section should involve explaining how the web page relates back to the aforementioned issues in the first section. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF THE WEB PAGE.

 

Week 6: The Week of May 3, 2004

 

Unit 4: Women, Work & Education (Chapter 8)

Assignment 3: Interviews, a paper of experience [Due Tuesday, May 4, 2004]

This assignment involves interviewing someone (example: business owner, educator, peer, family member) concerning four issues covered in this chapter.

 

Procedures involved in this assignment: 1) Come up with four questions pertinent to this unit. 2) Interview someone. 3) Write up the results.

 

The write up should be 2-2 ½ pages, typed & SINGLE spaced. It should include all four questions, and summaries of the person's answers. In addition, you should include how this person is related to you. Finally, you should answer why is understanding people's personal experiences in regards to the material covered in this unit IMPORTANT.

 

Week 7: The week of May 10, 2004

 

 Unit 5: Women and Intimate Relationships (Chapters 7, 12)

 

Assignment 4: An informational brochure [Due Tuesday, May 11, 2004]

 

Create an informational brochure covering one of the topics covered in this unit. I will be assigning you the topic. It should be informative, but you can be creative.


Week 8:  The Week of
May 17, 2004

Unit 6: Women and Physical and Mental Health (Chapters 9 &10 )

Assignment 5: Women's Resources in the Portland Metro Community [Due Tuesday, May 18, 2004]

Write a 2-2 ½ page paper, typed and double space on women's resources in the community regarding the topic that assign you. This topic will relate back to something we cover within this unit (whether book or class lecture). The first section of the paper should briefly summarize the information presented on the topic. The second section of the paper should highlight the resources in the community that directly addresses the issue

Week 9: The Week of May 24, 2004

Unit 6: Women and Physical and Mental Health (Chapters 9 &10 )

Week 10: The Week of May 31, 2004

Final exam, and in class group meeting

Week 11: The Week of June 7, 2004 [Finals Week]

Small group presentations