Intergroup Relations: The Psychology of Privilege

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
IntergRelat:Psy of Privilege
Fall 2022
Taught By: Katrina Fincher
Section: A

CRN: 14215

Credits: 4

This seminar introduces students to the study of systems of privilege. Our objective will be to look at power structures in society and analyze how individuals, organizations, and institutions create, perpetuate, adapt to, and/or challenge privilege. 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. Readings will range from fundamental contributions in the social psychology literature (e.g. social dominance theory, system justification theory, etc.) to recent literature concerned with inequality, intersectionality, and the role of law in the construction of privilege. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own research ideas in a research lab format integrated with our regular meetings. This seminar 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. Prerequisites: One Lang fundamentals course, or ULEC Introduction to psychology 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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:30pm EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 912
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022