Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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PSYC 1070 - Introduction to Women’s Studies

Academic Division:

Liberal Arts

Academic Discipline:


Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
3 Credit(s)
This course is an introductory course to familiarize learners with some of the major questions, themes, and issues in the study of women. This course will focus on the scientific study of female behavior, including personality, biological, psychological and cultural determinants of women’s role in society. It will also discuss historical perspectives that have shaped and continue to shape women’s lives as well as how women have resisted and continue to resist these very institutions, practices and representations. Topics discussed will include sexuality, gender development, sexism, women’s multiple roles and relationships and violence against women. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Define feminism. Exams and class activities – Unit 1 (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7)

2. Explain the feminist movement and the impact it has had on women from a historical standpoint.

Written assignment, class activities , and exam – Units 1, 2, & 3 (Weeks 1 – 7)
3. Define social justice and its role in feminism. Written assignments, class activities , and exam – Units 1, 2, 3, & 5 (Weeks 1 – 7, 10 and 14)

4. Define sex, gender, intersexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender stereotypes, and sexist stereotypes.

Class activities and exam – Units 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (weeks 3 – 12 and 14)

5. Explain theories related to socialization and the socialization process of females in a gender- polarized world.

Written assignments and class activities– Units 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 (Weeks 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10-16)

6. Define sexism and explain the causes and types of prejudice and discrimination of women.

Written assignments, class activities, and exam Units 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 (Weeks 6-7 and 10-16)
7. Explain the multiple roles of women. Exam and written assignments – Units 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 (Weeks 3-16)

8. Discuss women’s health and well-being from both a psychological and physiological standpoint.

Class activities Units 7 & 9 (Weeks 13-16)

9. Define aspects of violence against women and explain the causality, incidence and prevalence of this violence and the consequences associated with it.

Written assignments and exam Unit 8 (Weeks 14 & 16)


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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