SOC 211 Race and Ethnicity (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the processes by which race and ethnic meanings (identities, cultures, racism, prejudices, etc.) have been and continue to be constructed. In addition, this course examines the major social consequences of racial meanings, including but not limited to discriminatory social policy, segregations, racial inequalities, and ethnic conflicts. While this course focuses on the U.S., students will study and compare race and ethnic meanings across regions and nations. There are important racial and ethnic distinctions across geographies, and comparing them allows students to understand the complexities of racial and ethnic meanings. Prerequisite: English and reading placement at college level or permission of instructor.