Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

SOCY-294 Race and Ethnic Relations

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100  (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030  ACLT-075  or ACLT-076 ; SOCY-191  
A study of racial and ethnic minorities and their subcultures and specific problems. Concentration on the United States as a cultural unit. Emphasis on the different effects of socializations as related to personality development within minorities.

Course Outcomes


Analyze the dynamics of Intergroup relations


Summarize the ways in which prejudice impacts society


Analyze the various dimensions of institutional discrimination in the United States


Trace the history of immigration and immigration policy in the US noting connections to world wide immigration today


Discuss the assimilation patterns of white ethnics in the United States and the continued importance of both ethnicity and religious pluralism on individual identity in the U. S. today


Explain the complex interaction between Native Americans and non-Natives from contact to today.


Trace the history, leadership and emergence of African Americans in a white America.


Assess African Americans today using the variables of education, economy, family life, housing, criminal, justice, health care and political power.


Analyze the growing presence of Latinos in American society and the impact of Cuban, Central and South American immigration on the United States.


Summarize the history and current dynamics of Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans in the United States.


Summarize the diverse history of both Arab Americans and Muslim Americans and the current experiences of prejudice and discrimination being experienced by both groups


Analyze the growth and diversity of the Asian American population in the United States


Summarize the immigration patterns and experiences of Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans from before the Exclusion Act to the present


Summarize the history and current dynamics of Jewish Americans in the US


Analyze the subordination of people in other nations on racial, linguistic, religious, national and ethnic variables