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Race and Ethnic Relations
RACE/ETH RELAT
CLASS CODE: SOC 323 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course considers historic as well as present day relationships of racial and ethnic groups. The students analyze prejudices and discriminatory practices, their causes and influences.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Definitions, Theories and Explanations, White Core Values, History of Ethnic groups including Anglo Americans, Black Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, Asian, Southern and Eastern Europeans and the future of American Ethnicity.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will gain knowledge of key terms and definitions related to American Ethnic Relations.
Students will know the major theories of Ethnic Relations and gain an understanding of unified model of ethnicity.
Students will know the history of the basic core values of the dominate white ethnic group and gain an understanding of the separation this defines relating to other groups.
Students will know selected historical events in the relationship with Black, Native, Hispanic, Asian, Southern and Eastern European Americans.
Students will gain an understadning of the possible future of ethnicity.
Students will gain a better understanding of a chosen ethnic group.
REQUIREMENTS: Objective exams, reading assignments, written book review, participation in panel presentation of book reviews.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001