CAAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 002 I, Too, Sing America: A Psychology of Race & Racism
Term: WN 2007
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Theme, FYSem
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Taking its title from the Langston Hughes poem, this seminar will explore psychological aspects of race, ethnicity, and other cultural differences in the United States. What are some of the opportunities and obstacles to our joining with Hughes in affirming, "They'll see how beautiful I am . . I, too, sing America?"

Topics will include stereotyping, communication, cooperation, conflict, justice, and discrimination. For example: What are psychological theories about how individuals and groups might most benefit from life in pluralistic societies? What are some psychological dynamics of stereotyping? What are possible connections between various forms of discrimination (for example, racism, sexism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism)?

CAAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Malcolm X, Black Power, and the Practice of History
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 002: Meets with Psych 120.001
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