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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Asians and the Changing Nature of diversity in America

    • Identify the era of post-Racialism, and the current state of race and ethnicity in the U.S.
    • Identify elements that assist in the success of the Asian American group in the United States.
    • Explain the history and future of mixed-race identity and the blurring of racial and ethnic borders within the U.S.

    Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Subordinate Group Status

    • Identify the social nature of the use of racial and ethnic categories and labels in the United States.
    • Differentiate between the concepts of the melting pot, fusion, assimilation, and pluralism.
    • Identify ways underrepresented racial and ethnic groups have been pressured to assimilate in the United States.

    Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stereotyping in the U.S.

    • Differentiate between prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping
    • Analyze the concepts of white privilege and colorblind racism.
    • Identify various forms of institutional racism.

    History of Native Americans and Immigrants to the U.S.

    • Outline the history of immigrants to the United States.
    • Identify federal policies toward Native Americans and the reservation life of Native Americans
    • Describe the vast diversity, such as language, customs, and religions of Indian Nations in the United States.

    Slaves, Freemen, and Latinos in the U.S.

    • Outline the history of slavery and freemen throughout the Americas, including the U.S.
    • Analyze the effect of colorism within African American and Latino communities.
    • Identify the social and political realities that place very diverse Latin American groups within this specific large ethnic group, the only one recognized by the United States Census.
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