In this course, students examine the history of various social identity groups in the United States. The primary emphasis is race and ethnicity, but attention is also given to gender, religion, socio-economic class and sexual orientation. The course examines theories explaining the formation of social identity groups and the development of bias (prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination), as well as power and privilege dynamics and the development of ally-building.
(ALA 429/SOC 471/PSYCH 411)
3 credits, Requires Instructor Permission
Fall 2017 meets Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am
This course is only offered annually in the fall term.
Social Psychology in Community Settings was developed by IGR, University Housing Residence Education, and the Department of Psychology.
"...I know that I will be more prepared to handle whatever might come my way now that I've been challenged to look within myself about issues such as sexual orientation, class, race, etc."