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SOC 343 American Racial and Ethnic Relations

SOC 343.  American Racial and Ethnic Relations.  3 Credits.   S   

Race is an ever-present feature of American life. It is a polarizing topic in our politics and a prism through which we perceive social differences. In this course, we examine the major institutions and societal forces that shape the reality of race in thought and in material reality. Moving from past to present, we consider how slavery, segregation, the urban ghetto, and mass incarceration contribute to the social construction of race. By reviewing traditions of research on race in the U.S. and abroad, students will analyze how legacies of race and racism in the U.S. continue to influence our identities, culture, politics, and relations of power and inequality.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

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...Across Cultures SOC 341 Urban Sociology SOC 343 American Racial and Ethnic Relations SOC 437...

Minor in Leadership Studies

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...Administration SOC 321 Wealth, Power, and Inequality SOC 326 Health, Gender, and Society SOC 343...

Minor in Latino/a Studies

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...Foreign Policy SOC/AMS 332 The United States in Global Context SOC 343 American Racial...

Bachelor of Arts in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies

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...World War HIST/JWSH 343 The Holocaust in..._____ (Eastern Orthodox Christianity) SOC 532 Sociology of...