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Psych 235 - Psychology of Gender Roles - Nadezhda (Nadia) Monosov

Course:Psychology of Gender Roles
Professor:Nadezhda (Nadia) Monosov
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


What is your gender? Or better yet, what is gender? Is it a fixed concept? Each and every day, all of us practice gender. But what does that mean? This course will explore these questions and cover a wide range of gender issues and topics that impact your development, social dynamics, and human behavior.  Topics in this class will include: development of sex roles and the extent to which these roles influence, or are influenced by physiology, the family, education, work, and interpersonal relationships.  




Course Description

This Psychology of Gender Roles course surveys gender issues which affect the psychological development of women and men, including the development of sex roles and the extent to which these roles influence, or are influenced by physiology, the family, education, work, and interpersonal relationships.

Transferable to CSU:UC

What to Expect in this Course

This class is asynchronous and does not have any class meetings (in person or online). Your work for this class will be completed using Canvas, an online course management system. Since this is an online class, I will assume you are familiar with using internet browser software (such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.), with sending and receiving e-mail, and with attaching a file to an e-mail message.

This course is structured into chapter modules that focus on one chapter. For each chapter, there will be readings from the text, articles, and cases. Lectures/presentations will be provided introducing the learning objectives, additional readings and resources, and the activities and/or assignments that are due. I may also provide audio and video presentations on topics that are important, but that have not been discussed thoroughly in the book.

There will be a quiz on every chapter.  Some weeks will have a discussion. These discussions are a critical component of the course, as you will learn as much, if not more, from other perspectives on an issue, as from your own interpretations.

Lastly, some weeks will have non-cumulative exams that will cover 2 to 3 chapters and modules leading up to the test. Questions will consist of true-false, multiple choice, matching, and short answer responses. 

Class pace

For full-semester courses (16 weeks): We will cover approximately one chapter a week, so expect to spend about 6-12 hours per week completing the reading assignments and other work for this class.

For summer/winter session courses (4 - 5 weeks): we will cover approximately 2 - 3 chapters a week, so expect to spend 24-40 hours per week completing the reading assignments and other requirements of the course.  If this sounds like more than you can manage within this time-frame, perhaps the full-semester format is a better fit for you. On the other hand, if you are highly motivated, then this format should work for you.  

Types of Assessments

Assessment in this course is based on:

  • an introduction assignment
  • chapter quizzes
  • discussions
  • exams

Textbook Information

The selected textbook for this course is Bosson, J. K., Vandello, J. A., & Buckner, C. E. (2019). The Psychology of Sex and Gender. Sage Publications.

ISBN: 978-1506331324

Other Relevant Course Information

Waitlisted students:

There is no way for me to determine whether additional spaces will be available in the course prior to the first day of class. However, I do my best to add as many students as possible. If you are on the waitlist and wish to be added to the course, please email me on the first day of class. If I don’t hear from you, I will assume you are no longer interested in the course.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 02/13/2024 Sub#: 1724