Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination|
Spring 2010 not offered
This First-Year Initiative 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.
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.
Students will consider ethical as well as psychological dimensions of prejudice, privilege, and discrimination.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Readings will be drawn from a variety of sources, including psychology journal articles, 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, quarterly journal entries, a final paper, and a presentation to the class.
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Students may take this course in their first year or Psyc361 in later years, but not both.
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