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This advanced-level study will explore the personal and collective ideologies that contribute to shaping our perceptions of inter-person and group differences and the prejudices and discriminatory practices that emanate from them. Many of our stereotypes about people whom we perceive as being different invade our lives without much conscious deliberation on our part. As a result, we may be blinded to the privileges and advantages we enjoy as a result of our membership in particular groups and to the disadvantages suffered by others. In surfacing these dynamics, we may become more sensitive to how our understanding and treatment of others may be based less on some presumed objective assessment of their circumstances and more on a belief system that was born of myths and misperceptions. The study draws upon social science research related to these issues and requires advanced-level critical thinking and writing skills for successful completion.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.
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