Prejudice and Discrimination

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Anthropology
Sociology
Terms offered: 
Fall
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

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.

This course forms part of the IES Abroad Independent Research Program. It can be combined with the RE 499 Online Research Methods Seminar for an additional 1-credit.