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|Title: ||PSYC 481-01, Senior Seminar on Privilege, Spring 2008|
|Authors: ||Wetzel, Chris|
|Date Issued: ||9-Jan-2008|
|Publisher: ||Rhodes College, Memphis TN|
|Series/Report no.: ||Syllabi CRN|
|Abstract: ||This course is designed to give students the opportunity to integrate skills and understanding critical to the
discipline of psychology. Students will complete a major project which will require the application of work
they have done in methods and content area courses in psychology. We will work in teams, consistent with the
collaborative model that dominates contemporary psychological research.
Knowledge Objectives: You will review a body of literature on different types of privilege: gender, sexual
orientation, social class, race, age, beauty, and disability. You will become fully conversant with the research
and theory that is relevant to your project. The level of expertise that you gain by the completion of your senior
papers should prepare you to communicate effectively with professionals in your area of study.
Personal Values/Commitment/Application Objectives: It is my hope that this course will open your eyes to
the subtle ways in which you may have been privileged as well as disadvantaged. This awareness should impact
your views about social and educational policy. It may even impact your sexual, racial, etc. identity.
Student Skills Objectives: In this class I hope to exercise and improve a set of skills used by professionals in
psychology and in many other related fields. Most notably, these will include:
research skills: You will conduct a literature review and write a research report in APA format, and
disseminate results to appropriate audiences.
collaboration skills: almost all psychological research is done in a collaboration model. You will
gain experience working as part of a team and you will gain experience providing and receiving
critical peer feedback on all aspects of the work.
professional communication skills: You will have opportunities to enhance communication skills in
two areas: the ability to make formal presentations to professional audiences and the ability to
contribute to conversations (in-class, and in out-of-class informal meetings) that encourage the
thoughtful expression of different points of view and that deepen our mutual understanding of the
work we are doing.|
|Description: ||This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.|
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