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

PSY4011 Social Identity in a Diverse World


This seminar course explores the impact of diversity on who you are as a person. Identity, one’s definition of the self, is a cornerstone of wellness and well-studied feature of teen and adult psychology. For many, the path to a positive identity is affected by personal experience with racism, heterosexism, ableism, and other forces. This course uses social identity development theory to examine the consequences of living in a diverse and sometimes unequal world. Emphasis will be on listening to the experience of the “other” and developing a nuanced understanding of causes and consequences of social identity. From this framework, students will explore their own identities and those of writers and thinkers who define themselves as LD, black, Afropolitan, white Appalachian, and U.S. Muslim, to name a few. Students will also learn how research methods used in psychology to study diversity issues. Students will be asked to read an interdisciplinary selection of books and articles, lead a seminar session, write an autobiographical paper, and write a research article following disciplinary conventions in psychology. Students must have completed a 2000 or 3000 level Social Science course, with a grade of C or higher as one of the prerequisites for this course, as well as the Advanced Writing and Interdisciplinary Seminar requirements, with grades of C or higher. Credits: 3.000

WRT 3011  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C And ART 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or EDU 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or EDU 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or HUM 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or LIT 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C Or NSC 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C OrSOC 3001  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00 Min Grade: C