SO/PS 340 - The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

Focusing on prejudice and discrimination, this course examines how people influence and are influenced by their social setting. It examines the social influence of individuals’ beliefs and judgments as well as perceptual errors we are prone to make. The course will discuss examples of following discriminations: ethnic, racial, gender, religious, sexual preference, as well as prejudice and discrimination of minorities, disabled people, and immigrants, emphasizing the cultural components relating Austria to the U.S. (with case studies beyond the readings). Students are encouraged to apply theories and research to areas of personal concern.

NOTE: This course is offered during the regular semester and in the summer. For summer sections, the course schedule is condensed, but the content, learning outcomes, and contact hours are the same.

Course Information

Discipline(s):

Psychology
Sociology

Term(s) Offered:

Fall
Spring
Summer

Credits:

3

Language of instruction:

English

Contact Hours:

45

Prerequisites:

A minimum of 2 courses in psychology or equivalent, or approval of the instructor

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