soc262 | undergraduate

Contemporary American Society

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Students in this course will explore the implications of ethnicity, culture, and diversity within the context of society. Students will be introduced to racial and ethnic relations, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, and adaptation and conflict in diverse cultures.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Major Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States

    • Describe characteristics and challenges of racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
    • Identify major racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

    Prejudices, Stereotypes, Racism, and Discrimination

    • Distinguish between the terms prejudice , stereotyping , racism , and discrimination .
    • Differentiate between the two major types of discrimination.

    Adaptation, Assimilation, and Multiculturalism

    • Describe different ethnic and minority groups’ experiences with adaptation and assimilation.
    • Explain the concept of multiculturalism and its meaning to various Americans.
    • Explain the power-conflict theory applied to assimilation.

    Racial and Ethnic Issues in the United States: Past and Present

    • Analyze changes in various racial and ethnic groups’ adaptations to each other over time.
    • Identify current issues of race and ethnicity in America.

    Racial and Ethnic Groups and Their Relations

    • Differentiate between race and ethnicity .
    • Compare minority groups and dominant groups in the United States.
    • Identify the patterns of intergroup relations that develop between minority and dominant groups
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