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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

  • Analyze the social construction of inequality by race and ethnicity taking into consideration the intersections of gender, class, age and ability.
  • Compare and contrast socio-demographic and socioeconomic experiences of select ethnic and racial groups in the United States.
  • Analyze the distinction between difference and inequality.
  • Examine stereotypes, prejudice and behaviors regarding select racial and ethnic groups. Identify important differences within and among groups.
  • Analyze the social, economic, and political implications of changing national and global demographics.
  • Apply sociological perspectives and theories to examine ethnic and racial intergroup relations in the United States.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3