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Major
PSY (Psychology)
750
018870
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
The Psychology of Inequality
Psychology of Inequality
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Psychology (16PSY)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Mary Wyer
Associate Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoThis is a core class for Applied Social and Community Psychology PHD program. It is offered in even Fall semesters to include 2 cohorts of students--typically about 10-15. There are also occasionally graduate students from other Psychology PHD programs.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16PSYASCDRApplied Social and Community PsychologyRequired
The following topics dealt with: (1) inequality and social justice as key areas of inquiry for Applied Social and Community Psychology, (2) methods of inquiry for social change, (3) contemporary issues, (4) ethical questions, (5) relationship to other areas within psychology.

The changes to the course name and description represent a necessary update from the original description  The program has changed its name twice since it was written, and further has significantly clarified the focus of the program.  This is a core class and important part of that new vision for our PHD program.


No

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This course will be taught in-load with existing resources.

1. Understand and apply concepts, theories and empirical research on the causes and consequences of inequality.

2.  Understand and apply appropriate psychological concepts, theories and methodology to understanding the causes and consequences of inequality.

3. Interpret and apply psychology and inequality theory and research to addressing contemporary research and social dynamics of inequality.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Describe the concepts and theories of inequality;

2. Connect psychological concepts, theories and methodology to theories of inequality;

3. Connect, summarize and synthesize concepts and theories across readings about the causes and consequences of inequality;

4. Critically evaluate the findings of empirical research on the causes and consequences of inequality;

5. Connect, summarize and synthesize through ideas, arguments, reasoning, and persuasion about the causes and consequences in inequality;

6. Communicate information through formal, professional writing typical of the social sciences and the field of psychology.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Essay75%Students will be required to complete three 10-page essays, each worth 25% of the course grade. These papers will give students the opportunity to summarize and synthesize ideas across readings, distill key insights from them, and describe the limitations and strengths of the work.
Discussion15%Class participation includes developing a set of readings and leading a discussion on the topic for one class session, in collaboration with class colleagues and in consultation with me.
Participation10%Active and informed participation in all class discussions is required.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Section I. Communicating about Psychology and Social Change.5 weeksReadings, essay, class discussion, participation
II. Provoking and Promoting Social Change3 WeeksReadings, essay, class discussion, participation
III. Innovations, Interventions, and Experiments7 WeeksReadings, essay, class discussion, participation
mlnosbis 10/27/2016: Is this course related to SOC 739- Social Psychology of Inequality? Suggest consultation with DGP of Sociology Steven McDonald, steve_mcdonald@ncsu.edu, to confirm no overlap.

ghodge 11/1/2016 Once consultation received, ready for ABGS reviewers

11/2/2016: Consultation is attached. No concerns.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-One minor concern: The course is being changed from a flexible hour (1-6) seminar to a fixed hour (3 hours) course, and from elective to required. Will these changes cause obstacles to current students to fulfill their degree requirement? RESPONSE: Course is 3 credit hours, program not sure why it was previously in SIS as variable.
despain (Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:52:31 GMT): Rollback: CIM/Syllabus changes
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