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SOC 200 Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: SOC 2215
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Race and ethnicity in American society including such topics as discrimination, segregation, conflict, power and assimilation with an emphasis on contemporary issues.

Prerequisites: SOC100, ENG101

Corequisites: ENG102 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the concepts of race and ethnicity using various sociological theories.
2. (Analysis Level) Examine discrimination as a function of a power differential between majority and subordinate groups.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze similarities and differences among America's major minority groups.
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain how the ideologies of assimilation, cultural pluralism and conflict theory influence the experiences of ethnic, racial and culturally diverse populations.
5. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the historical backgrounds of minority groups in the U.S. and communicate the influence of religion, immigration policies and social class on each group.
6. (Synthesis Level) Explain the structural, economic, social and personal effects of prejudice and discrimination and communicate how these factors perpetuate social inequalities among minority groups.
7. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the role of media in perpetuating and reinforcing stereotypes and discrimination of minority groups.
8. (Evaluation Level) Assess the impact of race and ethnicity on contemporary social issues.
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