Race and Ethnicity in American Life

SOCIOL XL 156
This course focuses on racial and ethnic relations that continue to permeate American lives, color our national character, and shape the structure of American society.
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What you can learn.

  • Learn about the trends and issues affecting minority groups in the U.S.
  • Understand how sociological theory is used to present and analyze the experiences of American minority groups
  • Identify the forces that have created and sustained the racial and ethnic groups that compose American society
  • Understand and apply social science research methods and data interpretation

About this course:

What are "race" and "ethnicity" and how are they interpreted and enacted in everyday life? This course focuses on racial and ethnic relations that continue to permeate American lives and color our national character. How is the structure of American society shaped by racial and ethnic distinctions and how does that structure affect individuals and communities? Students are encouraged to apply a sociological perspective to their own observations about race and ethnicity. Transferable for UC credit.

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