SOCI006 - RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

The course will focus on race and ethnicity in the United States. We begin with a brief history of racial categorization and immigration to the U.S. The course continues by examining a number of topics including racial and ethnic identity, interracial and interethnic friendships and marriage, racial attitudes, mass media images, residential segregation, educational stratification, and labor market outcomes. The course will include discussions of African Americans, Whites, Hispanics, Asian Americans and multiracials.
Section 601 - LEC
This course is designed to provide a foundation on the sociological perspectives of race and ethnicity in the United States. We will begin with a brief history of racial categorization in the U.S. and come to a working definition of race and ethnicity. The course continues by covering immigration law and the role of immigrants in the changing racial landscape of the U.S. In addition to immigration, we will examine other major themes including racial and ethnic identity, race relations, mass incarceration, images in the media, discrimination, intersectionality, and economic and educational stratification. We will also cover prominent debates such as race vs. class, assimilation of immigrants, the placement of the “color line” (a term coined by W.E.B. Du Bois), and the popular notion of post-raciality. The course will include discussions of African Americans, Whites, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Arab Americans, and multiracials.
W 0500PM-0800PM
MODI, RADHA
CHEMISTRY BUILDING 109