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SOC 2215 Race & Ethnicity

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic diversity. Emphasis given to the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact and global migration. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis given to economic, political and structural inequalities.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: SOC 1101 OR OTA 1111 

Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the changing nature of societal reactions to and intersectionality of racial and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the variability in the experiences of selected racial and ethnic groups, as well as migration patterns and behaviors in the United States.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, economic, and political implications of the changing national and global demographics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of prejudices, stereotypes, discrimination, racism, and media representations on racial and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the distinction between social differentiation and social stratification.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social construction of privilege and inequality by race and ethnicity throughout the history of the United States.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the sociological perspectives and theories of racial and ethnic group relationships in the United States.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3