The Psychology of Oppression: Advanced Topics in Prejudice and Discrimination

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Psychology of Oppression
Spring 2024
Taught By: Thomas Vance
Section: A

CRN: 14428

Credits: 3

The psychology of oppression delves deep into the intricate psychology behind cognitive biases, stereotyping, prejudice, inequality, stigma, and discrimination within our society. In this advanced social psychological course, we will undertake a comprehensive exploration of the history of oppression, the identities and communities that have typically been minoritized, and the psychological (as well as psychosocial) impacts of such prejudice and discrimination. Integrating a global perspective, this class will unpack what the psychology of oppression is by examining the psychological factors underpinning stereotyping, bias, stigma, prejudice, and discrimination, shedding light on their profound consequences for individuals, groups, and society at large. From both theoretical frameworks and real-life experiences, we will dissect the complexities surrounding those who harbor prejudiced beliefs and those who bear the brunt of such biases. Our examination will encompass prejudice concerning race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and more, fostering a holistic understanding of this critical psychological phenomenon.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 24

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:02am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024