Spring 2023  |  SOC 3211W Section 001: Race and Racism in the US (53948)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
AAS 3211W Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
We live in a society steeped in racial understandings that are often invisible - some that are hard to see, and others that we work hard not to see. This course will focus on race relations in today's society with a historical overview of the experiences of various racial and ethnic groups in order to help explain their present-day social status. This course is designed to help students begin to develop their own informed perspectives on American racial "problems" by introducing them to the ways that sociologists deal with race, ethnicity, race relations and racism. We will expand our understanding of racial and ethnic dynamics by exploring the experiences of specific groups in the U.S. and how race/ethnicity intersects with sources of stratification such as class, nationality, and gender. The course will conclude by re-considering ideas about assimilation, pluralism, and multiculturalism. Throughout, our goal will be to consider race both as a source of identity and social differentiation as well as a system of privilege, power, and inequality affecting everyone in the society albeit in different ways.
Class Notes:
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Class Description:

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We inquire into how race works in the U.S. TODAY, as compared to how it seemed to "work" decades ago -- looking at both points of rupture and continuity.

We'll cover issues such as race and policing, racial identity, race and schooling, race and settler colonialism, race and media, and race and electoral politics. We'll look at how race functions to stratify the society as a whole, and also examine issues salient to the lived experiences of specific racialized social groups.

This term we'll talk about all of this using a mixture of academic writing, documentary films, and video clips. We'll incorporate frequent references to current political and social events, popular culture, and the print and online media.

Grading:
70% Reports/Papers
30% Class Participation
Class Format:
40% Lecture
10% Film/Video
50% Discussion
Workload:
30-40 Pages Reading Per Week
3 Formal Paper(s), ~ 7-9 pages each, and rewrite/ revision
3 Informal Papers (reading or film reflections) 1-2 pages each
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53948/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 September 2021

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