Jun 24, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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SOC 213 - Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s):  BT 113  or WR 115  or designated placement.

Course Description: A sociological examination of the various social, political, historical, economic and legal forces affecting diverse racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. This includes an analysis of American history, families, housing, education, employment and immigration patterns and racial and ethnic interactions. Includes a focus on the intersection of race, gender and social class and on social movements that have worked to counter inequalities. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Identify and apply sociological concepts used to describe race, ethnicity and racism, including settler colonialism.
  • CLO#2: Employ sociological explanations, based on empirical evidence, for racial patterns.
  • CLO#3: Analyze the impact of historical precedents on racial and ethnic groups and Indigenous nations today.
  • CLO#4: Identify key racial and ethnic issues and current social movements in the contemporary United States.
  • CLO#5: Analyze how systemic racism and ethnocentrism impact the life chances of individuals. (ILO: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Global Consciousness)

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