Dynamics of Intimate Relationships

This course investigates intimate relationships using the lenses of transdisciplinary science, particularly a psychological perspective. It explores phenomena such as attraction, attachment, social cognition, communication, interdependency, love, sexuality, and relationship as spiritual path. It interrogates gendering and heteronormativizing by incorporating feminist and queer modes of inquiry. Critical thinking and contemplative introspection and reflection invite students to apply their learning to their own experiences of intimate relationships. This course occasionally contains readings/films that include sexually explicit material. Prerequisites: Any 300-level PSYB course. Strongly recommended: INTD210 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies.
Course Number: PSYB355
Units: 3.0
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