Nov 28, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 370 - Understanding Race and Racism

Cross-Listed as PSYC 370  
This course examines psychological factors associated with race and racism in the United States.  We will investigate theoretical, empirical, and experiential findings on the construction of race, racial socialization, and racial identity development. We will pay particular attention to the causes and consequences of racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels of society, examining research on stereotyping, implicit/explicit bias, prejudice, and discrimination and how these factors contribute to racial disparities and inequality. We will also consider interventions for reducing racism, improving intergroup relations, and fostering greater equality and inclusion. Counts as a UP3 course. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 , PSYC 201  (or STAT 155 ), and at least one intermediate course in Psychology. (4 Credits)