PSYC4250 - Rural Exp w/Race/Class/Gen/Sex


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Rural Exp w/Race/Class/Gen/Sex

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Offers an exploration of the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexual identity within rural settings. A central focus develops an understanding of how systems of oppression reinforce each other and intersect to create an overall matrix of domination. Four different systems of oppression are studied, in addition to an exploration of how lives are shaped by various combinations of these target and agent groups. This course prepares students to make sense of a world in which these social constructions significantly shape the human experience. Course content introduces students to the social, psychological, relational, linguistic, and institutional mechanisms that support oppression as well as interventions aimed at transforming oppressive systems.