When we study the psychology of women, we explore a perspective that is frequently excluded from standard psychology courses. Thus, studying women's psychology will lead us to discover and discuss bias in "standard" psychological research and theory, as well as facilitate meaningful consideration of issues that have relevance for you as an individual. In this course, we will examine psychological issues affecting diverse women in a variety of contexts including health, work, family, sexuality and reproduction, and close relationships. Though I will emphasize the scientific and theoretical perspectives, and I will also attempt to show the relevance of the topics covered to "real life" issues (such as self-esteem, parenting, relationships, and personal development). It is hoped that you will leave this class not simply with a list of the "whats" and "whens" of women's psychology, but increased ability to critique gender norms in your life and culture.