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American Minority Relations (SOCI 2145)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course examines the idea of "minority group" in the historical and present context of American society. Along with equality, freedom and justice, discrimination, inequality, and racism are among our oldest values. This course seeks to confront this contradiction openly and honestly.

Topical Outline:
1. Social construction of subordinate statuses
2. Theoretical perspective and methods

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand how minority groups are constructed
2. Understand the consequences of subordinate group statuses on social relations

Prerequisites:  SOCI 1105

  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7