Psychology of Culture, Power, and Inequality   [Archived Catalog]
2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

CP 320 - Psychology of Culture, Power, and Inequality

3 Credit(s)
It examines the role played by culture in explaining persistent inequality in the distribution of resources and power.   The course will examine the unique inequity processes across different social groups, such as race, class and gender as well as the intersection of these statuses.  The course will introduce key social psychological concepts and apply theories to understand how and why inequality persists in the US.  In this class we will cover some of the most important concepts (e.g. stigma) for understanding inequality and examine several key axes (e.g. gender) along which inequality is created. Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology  PSY 103 Developmental Psychology  PSY 105 Abnormal Psychology  PSY 201 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience  RESM 235 Research Methods for the Social Sciences  STATS 225 Integrated Statistics  CP 301 Introduction to Community Psychology