PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 017 Psychology of the Black Woman
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
50-100
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in Psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Welcome to Psychology of the Black Woman, a course designed to provide a critical analysis of the distinctive experiences of Black women through a psychological lens. In this course, we will explore topics relating to Black women’s experiences in home, school, and community contexts such as identity development, racial socialization, and media portrayals of Black girls and women.

Specifically, by the end of this course, my goal is that each of you will be able to:

  • Describe challenges in identity, education, and health related to Black women’s social status position in U.S. society
  • Identify common race and gender stereotypes of Black women and explain how they inform representations of Black women in psychological research and mainstream media
  • Demonstrate a recognition of how systems of oppression (i.e., race, gender, and class) relate to Black women’s lived experiences
  • Critically analyze how psychological research frames Black women and the extent to which models of treatment and interventions are culturally appropriate for Black women’s academic and psychosocial needs.

Course Requirements:

Students will be responsible for short writing responses, an in-class midterm, and a final project on a book or film of their choosing. In general, texts will be provided by the instructor. If a student wishes to purchase their own course texts, the cost will range from $40-60. Course films range from $6-$11 each, and we will be screening approximately 5-6 films. However, students are not required to purchase anything for the course beyond obtaining a copy of the book or film they will use for their final paper.

Class Format:

The course will involve a combination of interactive lectures, small group activities, large group discussion, and film analysis.

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
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Note: Psych 401-002 is only for students concurrently enrolled in Psych 457-002 who will be travelling to China.
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