Mar 20, 2023
SOC 325 - Race and Ethnic Relations
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
The sociological study of race and ethnicity. Examines racial and ethnic stratification in the United States, including each student’s own position within the nexus of race, ethnicity, and society.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better; and SOC 100.
Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3520.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- 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.
- Through the guest lecture by members of community based organizations, establish community relationships with the ability to work collaboratively with community partners through internship placements in local social service agencies that are overseen by social service professionals.
- With focus on critical race theory, understand theoretical issues with the ability to read, interpret, integrate, and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories.
- With focus on environmental racism and the environmental justice movement, promote sustainability by acquiring knowledge of local, national, and global socioeconomic policies and practices that contribute to poverty, resource scarcity, violence, exploitation, and environmental degradation, as well as explore ethical, responsible alternatives to those policies
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- 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;
- 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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