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Race and Ethnicity
SOC 230
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 227

The purpose of this course is to provide a sociological examination of race and ethnicity in American society. Race and ethnicity continue to have significance in modern American society both as sources of social organization and social conflict. This course will examine the structural and social psychological components of race and ethnic relations in the United States. We will examine the contributions of race and ethnicity to modern economic, political, and social arrangements. We will also discuss the impact of social psychological variables such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes on these arrangements. Finally, social policy analyses will assess contributions of ideas such as multiculturalism, affirmative action, and educational reform to social change.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
In this class we will learn about the experiences of different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and Latin America.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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