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PSYC 302 - Psychology of Prejudice (4)

This course examines the psychology of prejudice with a particular focus on the effects of interpersonal discrimination. We examine the fundamentals of how and why we are prejudiced against each other, as well as search for ways to decrease prejudice. Stereotypes and prejudice regarding groups defined in terms of their sex, ethnic background, religious or cultural beliefs, sexual orientation, race, national origin, social class, age and groups defined by multiple combinations of these factors are considered. We focus on understanding prejudice with the goal of social justice for all people regardless of their group membership. Offered intermittently. Prerequisite: PSYC 101.