SOCI 308: Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World

SOCI 308-001: Race/Ethnicity Changing World
(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 sharpen our understanding of racial and ethnic relations?  In this course, we seek to better understand racial 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

Explores how race and ethnicity have been shaped by policies and practices in Western and non-Western societies. Explores the evolution of racial and ethnic attitudes from a global and historical perspective. Examines how changing demographic racial patterns may affect definitions of race and ethnicity and the ways in which people individually and collectively act to create new futures. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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