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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY359 Multicultural Psychology (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): or co-requisites: COM330  or COM309  and PSY329 
The course examines culture’s influence on human behavior with particular emphasis on multiculturalism in a global context. Of key significance is integrating primary readings in cross-cultural psychology. Particular attention is devoted to acquiring the skills necessary to live and adapt successfully in diverse communities.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Understand the challenge of cultural diversity in the context of a plural society.
  2. Understand the body of knowledge contained in cultural psychology and ways of applying that knowledge to daily life.
  3. Identify core values that underscore people’s interpretation of religion, family, work, school, health, and friendship.
  4. Describe and highlight historical and normative uses of rules and norms that help explain intra and inter-individual differences in a global context.
  5. Develop critical thinking skills that enable students to understand current research findings in cross-cultural psychology.
  6. Understand the ethical implications in the conducting and interpretation of the research in multicultural psychology.
  7. Use reasoning orally and in writing to recognize, develop, defend, and criticize arguments and other persuasive appeals.
  8. Increase awareness of prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors.

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