2017-2018 Catalog

AMST 375 Sociopolitics of Race: Color-blind/Color-insight

This seminar explores the social politics of race through the lens of color-conscious and color-blind ideologies. Topics focus on the construction of race; racial identity, development, and socialization for differently positioned group members; psychological impact of race and racial identification for academic achievement, esteem, and health; contemporary research on colorblind and color conscious ideologies and primes; and social policy. Interdisciplinary readings include psychological theory and research (Steele's Whistling, Vivaldi Sue's Microaggressions, contemporary journal articles), critical theory (Delgado and Stefanic's "Critical Race Theory"), and sociology (Bonilla-Silva's "Racism without Racists"). Heavily discussion-based.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

PSYC 375


Any American Studies course at the 200-level or above OR any of the following: PSYC 321 or PSYC 323

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity