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2022-2023 Catalog 
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AMES 214 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Credits: 5
Overview of major sociological perspectives in the study of race and ethnicity in society, including group relations, social stratification, and social change. Students survey theories, data, and sociohistorical/cultural processes useful for better understanding today’s social world. Emphasizes using sociological scholarship to solve modern racial dilemmas. Cross-listed with SOC 214 .

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science and Diversity
Course Fee: $1.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Evaluate race and ethnicity as social concepts.
  2. Recognize the relevance of Ethnic Studies to approaching social problems created by race.
  3. Research and evaluate racial issues, disparities, and inequalities.
  4. Describe how race, ethnicity, power, and privilege are used to stratify society within the systems of oppression.
  5. Classify the racial and ethnic patterns shaping our modern society.
  6. Identify consequences of race as a social construction.
  7. Use Ethnic Studies to advance the goal of realizing racial equality.

Program Outcomes
  1. Articulate knowledge of comparative and interdisciplinary topics related to ethnic minority groups’ narratives.
  2. Demonstrate skill in community organizing. 

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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