eth125 | undergraduate
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Age and Disability
- Describe the issues faced by the aging population in the United States.
- Describe the status of people with disabilities in U.S. society, from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
- Identify legislative acts related to age discrimination and disability discrimination.
Advantages and Challenges
- Describe the advantages of a society made up of diverse people.
- Explain the challenges of a society made up of diverse people.
- Describe ways to reduce prejudice.
Recognizing Stereotypes and Prejudice
- Compare stereotyping with prejudice.
- Identify various stereotypes of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
- Describe the effects of stereotyping.
Key Concepts of Diversity
- Identify key terms and sociological concepts related to diversity.
- Define diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
- Describe the function and purpose of labeling groups of people.
Identifying Discrimination in the United States
- Describe your perspective regarding your personal racial, ethnic, cultural, or social background.
- Identify the causes of discrimination.
- Describe discrimination from both a personal and historic view.
- Describe the experiences of various religious and ethnic groups throughout U.S. history.
- Evaluate the role religion plays in U.S. culture.
- Identify sources of prejudice and discrimination toward religious and ethnic groups.
Diversity and Race, Part I: Historical
- Describe the political, social, and cultural issues and concerns involving race throughout U.S. history.
- Describe the historical experiences of various racial groups in the United States.
- Identify significant historical legislation relating to racial and ethnic discrimination.
Diversity and Race, Part II: Social
- Describe the interactions between racial groups in contemporary America.
- Identify contemporary causes of racial prejudice and discrimination.
- Describe persisting social inequities based on race.
Gender and Sexual Orientation
- Describe the historical and contemporary status of women in the United States.
- Identify various concepts and constructions of both masculinity and femininity.
- Describe the historical and contemporary status of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
- Identify social and political issues relevant to women and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
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