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SOC 205
Racial and Ethnic Relations


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Focuses on intergroup race and ethnic relations with a social-historical emphasis. Students explore how race and ethnic identities are developed; theoretical perspectives on assimilation and pluralism; prejudice and discrimination; the creation of subordinate groups; and historical and contemporary issues. Problems and possible solutions of majority-minority relations are examined. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. [SS] [^D]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Examine in depth one of the major social problems in the United States.
  • Use the dominant theories and perspectives in the field of sociology to explain race relations in the United States.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the history, present status, and problems of racial, religious, and ethnic minorities in the United States.
  • Examine the inequalities that exist based on race and ethnicity.
  • Review current issues as they emerge during the quarter.

  • Course Topics
  • What is a minority group?
  • Race, ethnicity, dominant-minority relations
  • Prejudice, discrimination, ideological racism, and institutional discrimination
  • Assimilation and pluralism
  • Evolution of dominant-minority relations in the United States (contact situation, subsistence technology)
  • The situation of white ethnics
  • The situation of African-Americans (slavery, segregation, modern institutional discrimination and modern racism)
  • The situation of American Indians (conquest, tribal survival)
  • The situation of Latino Americans (colonization, immigration, ethnic enclaves)
  • The situation of Asian Americans (ethnic enclaves, anti-Chinese campaign, anti-Japanese campaign, internment, “model minority”)
  • New Americans (current immigration)

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    SOC 205
    Spring 2013
    1527
    Susan Palmer
    SOC 205
    Spring 2012
    2189
    Catherine Veninga
    SOC 205
    Summer 2011
    5719
    Curtis Phillips
    SOC 205
    Spring 2011
    2189
    Susan Palmer
    SOC 205
    Spring 2010
    2189
    Susan Palmer


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.