Racism: A Multilevel Approach

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M. Sargent

Course Long Title

Racism: A Multilevel Approach

Cross Listed Courses


Students in this course engage with psychological research relevant to race relations, reviewing, evaluating, and applying both classic work (such as social identity theory) and contemporary work (such as implicit bias research). After studying the limitations of intrapsychic and interpersonal approaches, students also consider the roles that institutions and policies play in maintaining racial hierarchies. Throughout the course, students aim to remain grounded in historical context and, consistent with an intersectional approach, they also remain cognizant of the ways that race’s impact is also influenced by other category memberships, such as gender and class. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 218 or SOC 206.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Psychology: IDEA)

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years