Decolonization of Work and Career in Psychology to Promote Equity and Social Justice (PSY2242.01)

Shelley Jackson

This course will examine post colonization aspects of career development (which is a branch of psychology that studies the progression of an individual’s work-related experiences throughout their lifespan). Students will examine how colonization has affected the definition of success and achievement in the United States. Students will explore how to decolonize career development by investigating different cultural worldviews. Students will choose a culture and investigate expressive arts mediums to help identify that cultures definition of success and achievement. Integration of learning will be demonstrated by a final project.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will identify psychological concepts, systems, policies, and structures that perpetuate and reinforce marginalization and inequality in career development.
2. Students will demonstrate how to define success and achievement through a post decolonization lens.
3. Students will develop a pathway to success and achievement for a marginalized community which has been traditionally excluded from a career path.
4. Students will identify and apply psychological concepts that will guide post-decolonization efforts.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Psychology , Updates