2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 206 - Race and Ethnic Relations

3 CR
This class utilizes a sociological perspective of race and ethnicity to help students better understand the historical and social context of contemporary racial issues within the United States. We will discuss the origins and history of racial categorization, the process of social construction whereby race derives its meaning and power, and processes of racial prejudice and discrimination. By examining sociological research through a theoretical lens, students will also learn about race-based structural inequalities within major American social institutions including K-12 and higher education, housing, labor markets, healthcare, and criminal justice including issues relating to mass incarceration.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize sociological theories of race/ethnicity and racism.
  2. Demonstrate how history informs today’s race and ethnic relations around the world.
  3. Explain how race/ethnicity impact people at the individual and institutional levels.
  4. Describe how race/ethnicity and racism intersect with other oppressed social identities.
  5. Explain the efforts to achieve racial/ethnic social justice in the U.S.