Psychology 3325--Multicultural Psychology


 Class Schedule, F 2018:

  MW 4:00-5:15 PM



 Office Hours:

  Mondays--1:00-2:00 PM
  Tuesdays--3:00-4:00 PM in APISC
  Tuesdays--4:00-5:00 PM
  Wednesdays--1:00-2:00 PM

Course Description

Class meetings will contain lectures, class discussion, and class presentations. Lectures will be comprised of both formal presentations and videotapes. Discussions will be built into class meeting periods. Occasionally, these discussions will be based upon in-class writing periods. Class presentations will be based upon examination of issues outside of the classroom.

Topics covered in the class include culturally relevant styles of communication, values from different cultures, racial identity, power and privilege, and issues involving affirmative action. This course will help prepare students to grapple with issues of multiculturalism in the modern diverse society.

Focused Free Writing

As many of you are aware, Cal Poly Pomona is encouraging all disciplines to include writing components in their courses. Such writing practices are designed to help students hone their writing skills while at the same time gaining a deeper understanding of subject material. One such form of writing is called "focused free (or speculative) writing." This form of writing is like a "stream of consciousness" writing, where you write down whatever comes to your mind with respect to a target subject given to you. There will be a certain amount of writing in this course that will be non-focused free writing. However, on occasion you may be asked to do three kinds of focused free writing:

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