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SOC 205 - Sociology of Race and Racism (GT-SS3)

  • 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce you to the sociological study of race and ethnicity. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Explain how race and ethnicity are socially constructed using a historical and comparative perspective
• Define the nature, causes, and consequences of racism, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination
• Describe the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic in the areas of employment, education, the criminal justice system, media, housing, health, and the environment
• Evaluate different strategies for increasing intergroup awareness, improving tolerance, and reducing racial and ethnic inequalities

This course is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.