Summer 2019 - PSYC 363 D100

Intergroup Relations (3)

Class Number: 5519

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2019
    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201 and 260.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Provides an overview of the social psychological study of intergroup relations, considering classic and contemporary theory and research in the field. It includes discussions of the application of these ideas and findings to important social contexts, and explores ways in which the social psychological study of intergroup relations can help us understand and inform efforts to influence relevant social change.

COURSE DETAILS:

Provides an overview of the social psychological study of intergroup relations, considering classic and contemporary theory and research in the field. It includes discussions of the application of these ideas and findings to important social contexts, and explores ways in which the social psychological study of intergroup relations can help us understand and inform efforts to influence relevant social change.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The course will provide students with a basic understanding of the social psychological study of intergroup relations - the study of how our behavior, thoughts and feelings are influenced by the groups we belong to and how people from different groups relate to one another. We will consider both theory and research in the field, and will discuss the application of these ideas and findings to important real-world social issues. We will explore ways in which the social psychological study of intergroup relations can help us understand and inform efforts to influence social change.

Grading

  • Midterm 1: 15%
  • Midterm 2: 15%
  • Participation: 10%
  • Writing Assignment 1: 15%
  • Writing Assignment 2: 15%
  • Final Exam: 30%

NOTES:

One weekly 3-hour lecture, including several in-class activities throughout the semester. No tutorial component, though a discussion group may be offered if enough students express interest.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

The course textbook is "Privilege, Power, and Difference" by Allan G. Johnson. Students may use either the 3rd edition. In addition, students will be assigned approximately 10 research or review articles throughout the semester, which will be available on Canvas or through the library.

Registrar Notes:

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