Intergroup Relations: New and Old Forms of Privilege

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Interg Rel:New/Old FormPrivig

Fall 2021

Taught By: Anne Kathrin Lehner

Section: A

CRN: 11103

Credits: 4

This seminar introduces students to the study of systems of privilege. Our objective will be to unpack the relationships between in-group favoritism and out-group discrimination, as well as between privilege and oppression. We will focus mainly on reviewing and critiquing important contributions in the intergroup relations literature. We will also look at power structures in society, their impact on the maintenance of systems of privilege, and analyze the psychological mechanisms that may support or weaken their existence. While privilege is often associated with race and gender, the notion applies far more broadly, and we will have the opportunity to explore its many facets and instantiations in this course. This course will be of interest to psychology majors seeking to build a broader understanding of the study of privilege and inequality. For other majors, the course will provide methodological and conceptual insights into how social psychology studies the questions of privilege and inequality, in contrast to contributions stemming from political science and economics. Prerequisites: One Lang fundamentals course, or ULEC Introduction toPsychology with a grade of "C" or higher.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Psychology (LPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:30am 12/1/2021 EST