Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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SOC 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. Emphasis is placed on using sociological scholarship to solve modern racial dilemmas. Cross-listed with AMES 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. Demonstrate an understanding of race and ethnicity, as distinct social concepts.
  2. Explain the relevance of sociology to approaching social problems created by race.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.

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.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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