Psychology of Social Identity and Oppression

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology of Social Identity and Oppression

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    At the end of this module students should be able to:show understanding of identity in South Africa and across the world demonstrate insight into power in South Africa and across the world demonstrate knowledge of difference forms of oppression in South Africa and across the world distinguish between traditional and mainstream verses recent and critical social psychological accounts of identity, power, and oppression in South Africa and across the world

    Main Content
    Introduction to social psychology
    A psychology of society
    Racism: a social psychological perspective Frantz Fanon and racial identity in (post)colonial contexts
    Black adolescent identity development during and after apartheid
    Identity dynamics and the politics of self-definitions
    Women abuse: a critical review
    Heterosexuality
    Political leadership in the context of reconciliation
    Understanding and preventing violence: from description and analysis to social action

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.