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SOC 114 (US) Race and Ethnic Relations (1)

[Crosslisted with AES 114]

This course examines the historical, political, economic and sociological dynamics of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. It investigates how race and ethnicity are created and re-created in society, particularly by culture and institutions, and the way these "social constructions" perpetuate social inequality. Students will attempt to understand and critically examine what happens in societies where people are "colored" by the myths and contradictions of race and ethnicity.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Drew