This course will introduce students to psychoanalytic concepts and theories concerning self and other as they relate to our multiple racial and cultural identities that develop through psychic and social interaction at both the individual and group levels. We will look at race as a dialectical category, socially constructed as a symbol while also being a material reality, i.e. lived experience. We will consider dynamics of privilege, prejudice and oppression through psychoanalytic and socio-political lenses. Students will be asked to raise critical questions about themselves and others as they become more familiar with psychodynamic and social-political underpinnings of racial and cultural phenomena. The focus will be clinical with the objective that students will bring greater racial and cultural awareness to their own identities and interactions.