Race in Everyday Space: The Psychological Impacts of Racism (FYS)|
"We are all products of a racialized society, and it affects everything we bring to our interactions" (Oluo, 2018, p. 15). This seminar uses psychological theory and research as well as interdisciplinary scholarship (e.g., ethnic studies, history, sociology) to critically unpack this statement. Through the semester we examine the nature and experience of racially marginalized communities in the United States, and engage in critical analysis of the ways in which systems of power affect the everyday lives of racially marginalized communities. As a First Year Seminar, this course will emphasize the continued development of written and verbal communication skills.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
All readings will be in the form of journal articles, book chapters, and popular press articles, as well as multimedia (e.g., podcasts, Youtube clips) that will be specific to the individual topics/class periods. Examples include excerpts from Ijeoma Oluo's (2018) SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE and Beverly Daniel Tatum's (1997) "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" And OTHER CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE.
Example readings include:
Plaut, V. C. (2010). DIVERSITY SCIENCE: WHY AND HOW DIFFERENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Psychological Inquiry, 21(2), 77-99.
Lakens, D. (2013). CALCULATING AND REPORTING EFFECT SIZES TO FACILITATE CUMULATIVE SCIENCE: A PRACTICAL PRIMER FOR T-TESTS AND ANOVAS. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 863.
Simmons, J. P., Nelson, L. D., & Simonsohn, U. (2011). FALSE-POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: UNDISCLOSED FLEXIBILITY IN DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS ALLOWS PRESENTING ANYTHING AS SIGNIFICANT. Psychological Science, 22(11), 1359-1366.
Ashton, M. C. (2013). BASIC CONCEPTS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT. IN INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PERSONALITY (2nd ed., pp. 1-25). Academic Press.
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No exams; multiple written assignments that are revised throughout the semester; periodic quizzes.
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|Instructor(s): Kim,Adam Yoon Jae Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: FISK312; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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