PSY 480C Advanced Seminar: Social Exclusion, 3 credits

In this advanced topical seminar, students will further develop skills in critical reading/critical thinking, application, writing, and oral communication. This course aims to familiarize students with various contemporary topics within the social exclusion literature: whether there is a need to belong, what the different types of exclusion are, why societies/individuals exclude others, how we detect exclusion, and what our responses are to exclusion. We will examine theoretical and empirical articles in order to understand how social exclusion is conceptualized and tested in the field. Students will apply critical thinking skills in order to critique the literature and apply it to real life concerns (and post-graduation plans).

Prerequisite: PSY 250 & PSY 233; Junior or Senior Status