About SOC 1370 OL2

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.


Asynchronous online

Section Description

COURSE OVERVIEW: The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to the sociological analysis of race and ethnic relations. We will begin by looking at the concept of “race”—what is it? What does it mean to say that race is socially constructed? We will also examine prejudice and discrimination, as well as patterns of ethnic/racial relations. We will then spend the bulk of the course examining ethnic/racial groups within the United States, looking at the histories of European Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans.

Section Expectation

A typical daily schedule includes: (1) a short reading, (2) a 1-page response to the assigned reading(s) of the day, (3) 30-90 minutes of lecture/films, (4) and, on most days, a 15 minute open book quiz (with 5-10 questions).


2 exams, periodic quizzes, journaling assignment.

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