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Multicultural Psychology

Course Prefix: 
PY
Course Number: 
225
Course Credits: 
3

This course provides an introduction to theories and research in the study of psychosocial issues of racial, ethnic and cultural groups. Students will examine the relationship of race, culture and social class and discuss the research implications for the multicultural study of psychology. Students will learn major theoretical perspectives in multicultural psychology and begin to build cultural competence, a critical skill in the application of psychology in today's world. Students will demonstrate skills through evaluation of research and application of new skills through critical writing and a comprehensive class project. Prerequisite: PY 201. (Program goals 3, 4, 7, 8, 9)