PSYCH 218 - Sophomore Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 001 Foundations of Intergroup Relations
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Course Note:
This seminar introduces students to topics of interest in the field of psychology. Content includes material drawn from current research and scholarship on topics specific to faculty research interests. The goal is to help students understand how theory and methods of the Social Science disciplines are applied to particular issues in psychology.
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
An introductory course in psychology or similar social science.
May not be repeated for credit.
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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.

Intended Audience:

First-year and second-year students interested in Psychology, Sociology and related disciplines.

Class Format:

3 hpw in seminar format

PSYCH 218 - Sophomore Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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