This introductory course will examine identity development, intergroup and intercultural relations from social justice framework, and challenge ourselves to think critically and creatively about social justice and worldviews. This course will also examine the history of various social identity groups, the theory behind how social identity groups form, intergroup conflict and coalition building. We will also explore how people develop an understanding of their own social identity group membership, how bias develops (prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, and oppression), how groups are impacted by privilege and power dynamics, and how to develop advocacy for groups to which one does not belong.
First-year and second-year students interested in Psychology, Sociology and related disciplines.
3 hpw in seminar format