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Spring 2020  |  SOC 4461 Section 001: Sociology of Ethnic and Racial Conflict (65579)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 210
Enrollment Status:
Open (19 of 28 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
We will examine conceptual and theoretical approaches to the sociological study of ethnic and racial conflict around the globe, looking at ethnicity and race as distinctive but overlapping social constructions of collective identity that underpin patterns of social conflict and systems of power and privilege. We will also explore the difference between race and ethnicity, the various ways in which racial, ethnic, and national identities are constructed in different countries, individual versus group approaches to the study of prejudice and discrimination, and the racialization of ethnic and religious groups prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?campo145+SOC4461+Spring2020
Class Description:

We will examine conceptual and theoretical approaches to the sociological study of ethnic and racial conflict around the globe, looking at ethnicity and race as distinctive but overlapping social constructions of collective identity that underpin patterns of social conflict and systems of power and privilege. We will also explore the difference between race and ethnicity, the various ways in which racial, ethnic, and national identities are constructed in different countries, individual versus group approaches to the study of prejudice and discrimination, the racialization of ethnic and religious groups, and genocide. In analyzing the sources of ethnic and racial conflicts in different nation-states, we will examine the role played by racism, ethnocentrism, and xenophobia, situating particular cases of conflict in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia in the contexts of colonialism, slavery, globalization, democratization, nation-state formation, and transnational migration. This class will also provide a broad understanding of conflict and illustrate how conflict among racial, ethnic, and national identities manifest themselves in a multitude of arenas. Finally, we will analyze different approaches to reducing ethnic and racial conflicts, including cosmopolitanism, federalism, and global governance.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Students with some background in Sociology and other related social sciences, especially those who have taken other courses concerning race and ethnicity. However, any student that has an interest in learning about race, ethnicity, and nationalism and willing to put the effort in may register as well.
Learning Objectives:
The course aims to get you to think critically about issues of racial and ethnic conflict in different parts of the globe and to situate these conflicts within broader historical processes, such as colonialism, capitalist development, and nation-state formation,
Grading:

Weekly Reflections (15 total): 2 points each (15x2=30 points)

In-depth Response Papers (6 total): 10 points each (10x6=60 points)

Final Project Proposal: 10 points

Final Project Sources and Summaries: 30 points

Final Poster Project: 30 points

Final Project Write Up: 30 points

Final Project Office Hours Meeting: 15 points

Final Project Class Notes: 15 points

Participation: 25 points

Total Points for the class: 250

Exam Format:
No Exams
Class Format:
Lectures, videos, speakers, and group activities
Workload:

This class will require a good amount of reading where a typical week can consist of 50-80 pages of readings. This will not always be the case as videos will sometimes be assigned but it is the student's responsibility to set an appropriate amount of time to read. It is important to note that as the semester progresses, there will be less reading, however, it is vital that we read-heavy at the beginning of the semester in order to situate the contexts of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. I have also selected readings that are written more straight forward and not dense so the reading will be easier.


Weekly reflection papers are 3 paragraphs of reflecting on that week's readings and lecture activities that involve connecting the materials to the student's personal experience. In-depth response papers are 1-2 pages of formal writing that involve critically thinking about the week's readings. There are only 6 in-depth response papers and are due biweekly starting week 3.


There are no final papers nor exams. Instead, there is a poster project with several mini assignments leading up to the final project to help students get a little work done throughout the semester.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65579/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 December 2019

Fall 2017  |  SOC 4461 Section 001: Sociology of Ethnic and Racial Conflict (17976)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 130
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Effects of ethnic migration and of social movements. Construction of ethnic/national identities. Questions of citizenship. Rise of transnational movements, how they help shape racial/ethnic conflicts. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?aminzade+SOC4461+Fall2017
Class Description:

We will examine conceptual and theoretical approaches to the sociological study of ethnic and racial conflict around the globe, looking at ethnicity and race as distinctive but overlapping social constructions of collective identity that underpin patterns of social conflict and systems of power and privilege. We will also explore the difference between race and ethnicity, the various ways in which racial, ethnic, and national identities are constructed in different countries, individual versus group approaches to the study of prejudice and discrimination, and the racialization of ethnic and religious groups. In analyzing the sources of ethnic and racial conflicts in different nation-states, we will examine the role played by racism, ethnocentrism, and xenophobia, situating particular cases of conflict in North America, Africa, Latin America, and Asia in the contexts of colonialism, slavery, globalization, democratization, nation-state formation, and transnational migration. Using a comparative and historical approach, we will also examine the racialization of ethnic and religious groups, how different countries formulate immigration policies and address issues of immigrant incorporation, exclusion, and citizenship, and the conditions under which conflicts turn violent, leading to ethnic cleansing and genocide. Finally, we will analyze different approaches to reducing ethnic and racial conflicts, from affirmative action and reparations to cosmopolitanism, federalism, and global governance.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Students with some background in Sociology, especially those who have taken other courses concerning race and ethnicity.
Learning Objectives:
The course aims to get you to think critically about issues of racial and ethnic conflict in different parts of the globe and to situate these conflicts within broader historical processes, such as colonialism, capitalist development, and nation-state formation,
Grading:

https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/17976/1179

Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/aminzade_SOC4461_Fall2017.doc
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 May 2017

Fall 2016  |  SOC 4461 Section 001: Sociology of Ethnic and Racial Conflict (34004)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 210
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Effects of ethnic migration and of social movements. Construction of ethnic/national identities. Questions of citizenship. Rise of transnational movements, how they help shape racial/ethnic conflicts. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?aminzade+SOC4461+Fall2016
Class Description:
We will examine conceptual and theoretical approaches to the sociological study of race and ethnicity, looking at race and ethnicity as distinctive but overlapping social constructions of collective identity that underpin patterns of social conflict and systems of power and privilege. We will also explore the difference between race and ethnicity, the construction, maintenance, and transformation of ethnic and racial identities, the sources of racial and ethnic conflicts, including genocides, white privilege and race blindness, and the nature of racist ideology. Using a comparative and historical approach, we will analyze the impact of macro-historical forces, including colonialism, slavery, globalization, democratization, nation-state formation, and transnational immigration, on ethnic and racial dynamics and conflicts. These issues will be addressed via the study of cases of ethnic and racial conflict from around the globe, including North America, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.
Grading:
30% Midterm Exam
30% Final Exam
20% Reports/Papers
10% Quizzes
10% Attendance
Class Format:
35% Lecture
10% Film/Video
50% Discussion
5% Guest Speakers
Workload:
65-75 Pages Reading Per Week
6 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
3 Paper(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34004/1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/aminzade_SOC4461_Fall2017.doc (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 April 2014

Fall 2014  |  SOC 4461 Section 001: Sociology of Ethnic and Racial Conflict (34389)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 135
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Effects of ethnic migration and of social movements. Construction of ethnic/national identities. Questions of citizenship. Rise of transnational movements, how they help shape racial/ethnic conflicts.
Class Description:
We will examine conceptual and theoretical approaches to the sociological study of race and ethnicity, looking at race and ethnicity as distinctive but overlapping social constructions of collective identity that underpin patterns of social conflict and systems of power and privilege. We will also explore the difference between race and ethnicity, the construction, maintenance, and transformation of ethnic and racial identities, the sources of racial and ethnic conflicts, including genocides, white privilege and race blindness, and the nature of racist ideology. Using a comparative and historical approach, we will analyze the impact of macro-historical forces, including colonialism, slavery, globalization, democratization, nation-state formation, and transnational immigration, on ethnic and racial dynamics and conflicts. These issues will be addressed via the study of cases of ethnic and racial conflict from around the globe, including North America, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.
Grading:
30% Midterm Exam
30% Final Exam
20% Reports/Papers
10% Quizzes
10% Attendance
Class Format:
35% Lecture
10% Film/Video
50% Discussion
5% Guest Speakers
Workload:
65-75 Pages Reading Per Week
6 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
3 Paper(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34389/1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/aminzade_SOC4461_Fall2017.doc (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 April 2014

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