SOCI 208: Introduction to Race and Ethnicity

SOCI 208-001: Introduction to Race and Ethni
(Spring 2022)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Exploratory Hall (formerly Science and Tech II) L102

Section Information for Spring 2022

What is race?  What is ethnicity?  Why do race and ethnicity continue to exert a powerful influence in people's lives in many parts of the world?  How does a comparative examination of race, ethnicity, and migration complicate and ethnic relations using a historical and comparative approach?  By examining the history and formation of race, ethnicity, and migration in a number of societies/countries with long-established racial and ethnic relations, the course seeks to broaden our understanding of the constructed nature of racial and ethnic relations and also to bring to light similarities and differences often taken for granted in the study of race and ethnicity.  From the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe to the fatal police shootings of unarmed Black men in the United States to rising anti-immigrant sentiments in Europe and America, racial and ethnic relations remain pressing social issues that need systematic examination and understanding.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students to individuals and ideas which have shaped and influenced racial and ethnic interactions and relations in the past and present. Attention will focus on historical meanings and sentiments attached to race and ethnicity as concepts, ideas, and images, and the ways these concepts and images have co-joined to allocate differential social, political, economic, and educational rewards to individuals and groups designated as racial groups, ethnic groups, or both. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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