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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY3061 Diversity Psychology

This course explores the psychology of diversity and provides instruction for thinking and writing in the field. With an emphasis on diversity in the United States, students will study foundational concepts in multicultural psychology. Topics include worldview, privilege and oppression, in-group/out-group dynamics, immigration psychology, stereotyping and prejudice, and multicultural competence. Using this knowledge, students will critically analyze elements of popular culture as well as the field of psychology. Emphasis will be on the experiences and perspectives of groups that may be left out of mainstream discourse. These include racial and ethnic minorities, sexual identity minorities, religious minorities, persons with lower socio-economic status, and persons with neurodiversity that may manifest as a disability. Students will be asked to read an interdisciplinary selection of books and articles, take reading quizzes, facilitate a hands-on workshop, write blogs, and write an academic literature review. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, one of them in the Social Science discipline, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course. Credits: 3.000

WRT 1012  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00