NPSY

3847

The Psychology of Heterosexuality

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psych of Heterosexuality

Spring 2020

Taught By: Pantea Farvid

Section: A

CRN: 7687

Credits: 3

Heterosexuality is both pervasive and normative, yet, ironically quite elusive and under researched or theorised in psychology. Historically, psychological research has assumed that heterosexuality was a ‘given’ and ‘normal’, and focused its work on sexualities that sit outside this supposed norm. In this course we dislodge heterosexuality’s privileged status within psychology by putting it under the theoretical and empirical microscope. Students become familiar with interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary deconstructions of heterosexuality, as combined with a psychological focuse. The content draws on the instructors upcoming scholarly book The Psychology of Heterosexuality to unravel the following: The history of heterosexuality, theorizing heterosexuality; heterosexuality in the social and cultural context, embodying heterosexuality (gender, identity and everyday practices); doing heterosexuality (heterosexuality and intimate relationships) and undoing heterosexuality (gender and sexual fluidity). Students will learn how to integrate this new psychology of heterosexuality into their understanding of how heteronormativity shapes our daily lives as well as individual and collective psychologies.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:16am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020