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SOC 220 - Race and Ethnicity


The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the sociological study of race and ethnicity in the United States and the intergroup relationships that emerge.  The development of intergroup hostility, acculturation, assimilation, and pluralism are considered.  Specifically, the course emphasizes understanding the social, demographic, economic, political, and historical forces that have resulted in the unique experiences of different racial and ethnic groups.  (This course will satisfy the social science elective requirement).

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Explain the concepts of race and ethnicity as socio-historical constructs.
2.  Evaluate the socio-cultural concepts of race and ethnicity using the sociological perspective.
3.  Describe the concepts of intergroup hostility, acculturation, assimilation, and pluralism based on the sociological perspective.
4.  Apply sociological theories to explain the historical forces that have resulted in the unique experiences of racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
5.  Explain the impact of socio-demographic forces among and between racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
6.  Analyze the socio-economic forces that have and continue to shape the social lives of racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
7.  Analyze the socio-political forces that have and continue to shape the social lives of racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
8.  Evaluate the impact of one's race/ethnicity when intersected with social class, gender, and sexuality on one's personal identity.



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