Introduction to the sociological analysis of race and ethnicity, with a focus on the histories of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Credit not awarded for both SOC 1370 and SOC 1372 or CRES 1883. Cross-listed with: CRES 1881.
Open to Degree and PACE students
This course offers an introduction to patterns of racial and ethnic relations in the United States drawing upon sociological concepts, theories, and research. The sociological approach begins with the premise that race and ethnicity are socially and politically constructed concepts. The goal of this course is to explore how these concepts structure human life and the organization of society. Specific topics include: systems of racial classification; sociological theories of race and ethnicity; ethnoracial identities; immigration; assimilation; racial attitudes and behavior (prejudice, discrimination, racism). In analyzing such wide yet interrelated topics we will also consider the consequences of perceived difference on social outcomes—for example, income, wealth, education, employment, place of residence, and institutional relationships. The course will explore fundamental sociological concepts and perspectives on race and ethnic relations, the history and social conditions of major ethnoracial groups, and the various trends that influence contemporary racial and ethnic relations.
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