2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 213 Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations

3 hours 

This course provides a critical analysis of the social and symbolic construction of race and ethnic relations in the US. By examining the fluidity of ideas in shaping institutional policies and practices in forming those relations, the varied and similar experiences of racial and ethnic groups will be examined to explain the past as well as the persistence of inequality and injustice in society. Throughout the course students will examine both historical and contemporary issues in analyzing how race and ethnic relations have evolved, been sustained, challenged, and changed over time, with a focus on the role of such things as culture, law, public policy, and protest.




ENG 101 and one of the following: SOC 101, PSY 101 or ANT 101