Sep 26, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

SOCI 315 - Race and Ethnicity in America

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: SOCI 102 and SOCI 300; or consent of instructor
This course explores debates on diversity within the U.S. by taking a sociological perspective on the experiences of various racially and ethnically defined groups and on the relations among those groups. Drawing on a sociological approach to immigration, race and ethnicity, stratification and conflict, the course focuses on the role of power, privilege and access to resources in the social construction of race and ethnicity. The course will also examine important policy debates, including those over Affirmative Action, poverty, crime and criminal justice; inequality and health education and social mobility; and policy questions related to inequality and poverty. (CSOC; CWRT)