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The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

PSYC 361
Spring 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 361
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

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.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Students will write several short papers and one long one, and will receive detailed feedback throughout the semester on writing style as well as topical content.
Ethical Reasoning:
Students will consider ethical as well as psychological dimensions of prejudice, privilege, and discrimination.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC260 OR PSYC263
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(ANST-MN)(HRAD-MN)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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