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Queen Bees And Wannabes: Helping Girls Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of A

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Partner Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

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.


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 and appearance and how these behaviors play themselves out in schools.

3.  Educator will learn about power and influence in-between girls as well as jealously and judging behaviors that take place 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 as well as preventing young girls from the dangers of sex, drugs and negative interrelationships in school and society.   


Queen Bees & Wannabes. Rosalind Wiseman (2002) New York: Three Rivers Press. 315 pages.

**Registration Instructions:

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