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SOCI306 - Race and Ethnicity

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI306 Course ID: 4329 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a critical analysis of the structure of racism, stratification, hate violence, youth violence, poverty and human rights, stereotyping and ethnocentrism in the contemporary United States. Students examine the outstanding problems facing society and strategies for change, including an exploration of the ethics of intervention.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Explain how race and ethnicity are socially and politically constructed concepts
  • Compare and contrast concepts of assimilation, prejudice, racism and discrimination as meaningful ways of understanding and studying race & ethnic relations
  • Apply theoretically-informed, comparative and historical analyses of group dynamics and social structure to the study of race & ethnic relations
  • Discuss the institutions through which racial boundaries and hierarchies are produced and reproduced in the United States

Forums:

Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Forums is required. Forums are scheduled weekly and found in the Forums tab in the classroom. Initial Forum posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Specific instructions and the grading rubric are located on each Forum.

Assignments:
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:
Extra credit is not offered in this course.
NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Forum Introduction 2.35 %
Forum 1 4.71 %
Forum 2 4.71 %
Forum 3 4.71 %
Forum 4 4.71 %
Forum 5 4.71 %
Forum 6 4.71 %
Forum 7 4.71 %
Forum 8 4.71 %
Assignment 1 20.00 %
Assignment 1: Educational Inequality Essay - Due Sunday of Week 2 20.00 %
Assignment 3 20.00 %
Assignment 3:  Strategies and Solutions Presentation - Due Sunday of Week 7 20.00 %
Forum for Assignment 2: Draft and Peer Reviews (Parts I and II) 20.00 %
Forum for Assignment 2: Draft and Peer Reviews (Parts I and II) 20.00 %

Required articles:

Week 1

Hayanga, A. J., Zeliadt, S. B., & Backhus, L. M. (2013). Residential segregation and lung cancer mortality in the United States. JAMA Surgery, 148(1), 37-42. doi:10.1001/jamasurgery.2013.408

Week 3

Glock, S., Krolak-schwerdt, S., & Pit-ten Cate, I.,M. (2015). Are school placement recommendations accurate? the effect of students' ethnicity on teachers' judgments and recognition memory. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 30(2), 169-188. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy2.apus.edu/10.1007/s10212-014-0237-2

Week 5

Ridgeway, C. L., & Kricheli-Katz, T. Intersecting cultural beliefs in social relations: gender, race, and class binds and freedoms. (2013). Gender & Society, Volume: 27 issue: 3, page(s): 294-318. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891243213479445

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.