TimeDaysLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS Class NumberSyllabus (Tentative)
10:40am-11:30am
MWF
Callaway Center S103
Lee, Celeste. HSC. 41083 TBA.

January 12, 2011- April 25, 2011

Crosslisted: AAS247-000.

Catalog Description: (Same as African American Studies 247.) Relations between and within groups, and conflict and cooperation in light of a number of models of social interaction. Application of principles to racial, religious, and ethnic minorities.

Semester Details:

This course examines the social dimensions, origins, and functions of race and ethnicity in the United States.  We will review how sociologists have made sense of race and ethnicity through key concepts, theories, historical accounts, and empirical research. We will begin by examining competing theories of race/ethnic relations.  Next we will turn to an exploration of the social histories of racial groups in the United States (Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Whites).  Finally, we will use these theoretical and historical lenses to analyze contemporary U.S. race relatione.  All course participants are expected to complete required readings, attend class regularly, participate in discussions and carry out assigned work.

Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources

  1. Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America.
    ISBN: 9780316022361.
  2. Higginbotham, Elizabeth, & Andersen, Margaret L. Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape. 2nd Edition.
    ISBN: 9780495504344.
  3. Shapiro, Thomas M. The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality.
    ISBN: 9780195181388.

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