WGS.229 Race, Culture, and Gender in the US and Beyond: A Psychological Perspective


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Examines the biopsychosocial factors which impact racial-ethnic identity, racial and cultural socialization, and experiences of prejudice, bias, discrimination, and racial microaggressions across gender identities. Reviews topics in multicultural psychology from the lens of challenging ethnocentric biases in the field. Critically evaluates the intersection of race with other social identities (e.g., gender, sexual identity, and socioeconomic status) and how it impacts human behavior. Using a case study approach, students integrate empirical evidence from international psychosocial research on oppression in order to provide more breadth in understanding the influence of race and gender upon human behavior. Develops multicultural competency skills essential for practice in clinical and non-clinical organizational settings. Limited to 25.

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.229 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Kapungu.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursdays in 14E-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the WGS.229 - Race, Culture, & Gender in the U.S & Beyond: A Psychological Perspective — Women's & Gender Studies at MIT site or on the WGS.229 Stellar site.

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