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SOC 3900  RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S. (3 credits)

The course explores historical and contemporary meanings of race and ethnicity and introduces students to the ways sociologists think about 'race,' race relations and racism. It views current theoretical issues, and focuses on the recent histories and the current position of several major racial-ethnic populations in the U.S.: African Americans, Latino/a Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and white/European ethnics. Emphasis is on how race/ethnicity has structured groups¿ experiences in relation to social institutions like health, education, culture and media, the legal system, and the economy.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): SOC 1010 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: U.S. Diversity General Education course