2019-2020 Catalog

PSYC 223 Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations and Dialogue

This highly interactive seminar draws on theoretical, empirical, and narrative essays as well as structured in-class activities to provide students with an intellectual, applied, and personal understanding of contemporary intergroup relations.  Course topics include:  social identity development and implications; prejudice, stereotyping, and group differentiation; privilege, power, and oppression dynamics; conflict negotiation and resolution; and communication and group facilitation skills.  Social justice issues are framed for gender, race, class, sexuality, and ability.  Effective dialogue seminars are inclusive and enhanced by the participation of diverse identities, multiple disciplines, and a range of political perspectives. Placement form can be found at this link: https://oxy.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d4pBn2ZnPXYoC8Z Students must complete the placement form prior to advising week.


4 units


PSYC 101, completion of placement form prior to beginning of advising week, and permission of instructor. Students with a background in any introductory social science course are encouraged to consider the seminar.