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Seminar in Adoption & Culture
PSYC 317
Spring 2021
Section: 01  

This seminar uses psychology theory and research, as well as interdisciplinary scholarship from across the social sciences and humanities, to critically examine the psychological experience of being adopted. We will examine the nature and experiences of adoption, including international, domestic, transracial, and same-race adoptions. We will draw on critical scholarship that highlights systems of power and questions the established "truths" of adoption (e.g., adoption as saving an orphan). Further, we will examine the ways in which belonging to a minoritized culture, race, or ethnicity impacts the ways in which individuals experience adoption. Example topics include adjustment, birth family, identity, migration, and well-being.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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