May 26, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

SOC 230 - Race and Ethnicity in America (3 credit hours)

Offered in Winter, Summer Terms (3-0-0)
An introduction to the study of race and ethnicity in Sociology. The central theoretical and thematic debates that have characterized the study of race and ethnicity in the discipline, including the nature and causes of prejudice and discrimination, are covered. Topics include how racial and ethnic categories, including ‘white,’ are produced by historical struggles over economic resources, political access, and cultural identity; how racism and ethnic prejudice and their corollary, white privilege, are institutionalized culturally and in terms of social psychology; how racial and ethnic conflict reflect ideological commitments and serve to preserve material class privilege; and the current status of racial and ethnic minorities in the Unites States. An introductory Sociology course is recommended before taking SOC 230.
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