2017-2018 Catalog

PSYC 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. Same as AMST 375.


4 units


Any American Studies course at the 200 or 300 level OR any of the following: PSYC 110, PSYC 323, or PSYC 333

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity