Prejudice, Privilege, and Social Transformations in South
Co-taught by a professor of psychology and a professor of sociology,
this course studies race issues, prejudice, and discrimination,
especially in the South African context. Special emphasis will be
placed on learning about the privileges or advantages that come
with being white in both American and South African society. South
Africa provides an ideal learning environment for students interested
in studying race issues because the last decade has marked truly
miraculous change in the “rainbow nation.” It has gone
from being a nation steeped in struggle, revolt, and oppression
be learned about the nature of oppression in historical, political,
legal, economic, social and psychological context by studying in
and about South Africa during this remarkable period of transition.
This is an exclusive, travel course. Students will spend approximately
two weeks in Johannesburg, South Africa and surrounding areas.
None, but students must also enroll in SOCI 270. Satisfies the Area
of Knowledge requirement in the Social Sciences when taken with
SOCI 270; Satisfies the Cross-Area requirements for Experiential
(Travel) and Non-Western.