The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination|
Fall 2008 not offered
This seminar will involve a psychological analysis of different forms of prejudice and discrimination, including racism, sexism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and less recognized forms of bias, such as the exploitation and domination of indigenous peoples, animals, and the natural environment. During the first part of the term, students will read about and discuss specific forms of prejudice and discrimination. In the second half of the course, they will write a final paper and present a brief "address to humanity" on a prejudice-related topic.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(PSYC)
Within psychology, most readings will be drawn from the primary research literature. Outside psychology, students will read several book excerpts, magazine articles, and press clippings. The readings will be chosen so as to represent a variety of disciplines, research methods, and philosophical perspectives.
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Students will be graded on class participation, weekly diary entries, a final paper, and a presentation to the class.
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Social Psychology (PSYC260) is a firm prerequisite. This course is in the study area of Social Psychology.
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