Adolescent Girls’ Interaction: Queen Bees and Wannabees

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3 Semester Credits

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Course Description

This course examines the issues of adolescent girls and the way they behave towards other girls. The feminine dynamics that occur in schools in-between girls such as cliques, popularity and bullying are explained. Teasing, gossip, power plays as well as appearance and beauty are analyzed. How girls interact with boys, dating, relationships and promiscuous behaviors are discussed. Approaches for teachers to use in schools to inform classroom instruction, and address and mitigate these concerns are presented. Educators will also research this topic along with an application essay or develop lessons or activities to work with girls.

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3 Semester Graduate Credits

Adolescent Girls' Interaction: Queen Bees and Wannabees

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the changes that take place in adolescent girls as they become involved in more complex interpersonal interactions with other girls in school settings.
  2. Participants will examine the interpersonal behaviors such as gossip, cliques, teasing notes and appearance and how these behaviors play themselves out in schools.
  3. Educators will learn about power and influence in-between girls as well as jealously and judging behaviors that take place on the internet and in school settings.
  4. Participants will explore dating issues, the influences of boys, crushes, matchmaking and a variety of adolescent sexuality issues and dramas that take place in schools.
  5. Educators will research this topic to be able to provide guidance and solutions to teen girls in school settings. These wells help preventing young girls from the dangers of sex, drugs and negative interrelationships in school and society.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Adolescent Girls' Interaction: Queen Bees and Wannabees

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