Fall 2022

Stereotypes and Prejudice

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-337


Rebecca R. Totton (Section 01)


This advanced seminar provides students with an overview of the social psychological study of stereotyping and prejudice. Through weekly discussions of empirical and theoretical articles, students will examine stereotypes, microaggressions, systems of privilege, oppression, and institutionalized discrimination that influence and help maintain racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism and their psychological consequences on the individual and society. Students will be expected to actively participate, lead class discussions/activities, provide weekly critical discussion questions, and develop a final research proposal. 

Requisite: PSYC 100 and PSYC 220. Limited to 18 students. Offered Fall semester. Professor Totton.

How to handle overenrollment: Majors will be given preference according to seniority and pre-registration.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Strong emphasis on writing, empirical readings, and discussion. Each week we will read 3-4 empirical articles. Students will be asked to write weekly discussion questions, several short papers (3 pages each), one long paper (15 pages), and participate in weekly small-group as well as class discussion. The final project for the course has several options (e.g. a podcast).

PSYC 337 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SCCE D303


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022