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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 350 - Sociology of Immigration

Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: Diversity
The political, cultural and social dynamics of immigration to the U.S. Topics include processes of settlement and incorporation; institutional responses to immigration; prejudice and discrimination against immigrants;  immigration, social and personal identity; and intergenerational tensions.

Prerequisites: SOC 100.
Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3612.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand social diversity with the ability to read and understand academic studies on and critically analyze cultural representations of populations subordinated by race/ethnicity, social class, gender and sexuality.
  2. Understand and analyze data, with the ability to critically examine the veracity of “knowledge claims” by mastering an understanding, identification, and application of appropriate ethnographic methods of data collection and tools for ethnographic data analysis.
  3. Establish community relationships with the ability to work collaboratively with community partners.
  4. Understand theoretical issues with the ability to read, interpret, integrate, and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories.

Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  4. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.

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