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SOCI306 - Race and Ethnicity

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI306 Course ID: 4329 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a critical analysis of the structure of racism, stratification, hate violence, youth violence, poverty and human rights, stereotyping and ethnocentrism in the contemporary United States. Students examine the outstanding problems facing society and strategies for change, including an exploration of the ethics of intervention.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:

  • CO1: Explain how race and ethnicity are socially and politically constructed concepts
  • CO2: Compare and contrast concepts of assimilation, prejudice, racism and discrimination as meaningful ways of understanding and studying race & ethnic relations
  • CO3: Apply theoretically-informed, comparative and historical analyses of group dynamics and social structure to the study of race & ethnic relations
  • CO4: Discuss the institutions through which racial boundaries and hierarchies are produced and reproduced in the United States

Forums:

Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Forums is required. Forums are found in the Forums tab in the classroom. Initial Forum posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Specific instructions and the grading rubric are located on each Forum.

Assignments:
This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:
Extra credit is not offered in this course.
NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Forum 1 8.00 %
Forum 2 8.00 %
Forum 4 8.00 %
Forum 6 8.00 %
Forum 8 8.00 %
Assignment 1 - Week 3 20.00 %
Assignment 1: Educational Inequality Essay - Due Sunday of Week 3 20.00 %
Journal - Week 5 20.00 %
Assignment 2 - Journal: White Privilege - Due Sunday of Week 5 20.00 %
Assignment 3 - Week 7 20.00 %
Assignment 3:  Immigration and Citizenship: Presentation - Due Sunday of Week 7 20.00 %

Note that in this course, we use open educational resources. This means that all the readings and materials are free and accessible through links provided in the classroom. These links can be found in the Lessons area. The materials include e-book chapters, videos, and other items.

Some of our readings are drawn from these e-textbooks - here are the APA formatted references for those, and links, for your information. Note - you need to be logged in to the APUS main portal in order for some links to work:

Burke, M. A. (2012). Racial ambivalence in diverse communities : Whiteness and the power of color-blind ideologies. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu

Link:

https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/lib/apus/reader.action?docID=950435&ppg=75

McIlwain, C. D., & Caliendo, S. M. (2011). The Routledge companion to race and ethnicity. London: Routledge.

Link:

https://apus-arp.intelluslearning.com/document/116967308?SERPurl=L3NlYXJjaC9UaGUgUm91dGxlZGdlIENvbXBhbmlvbiB0byBSYWNlIGFuZCBFdGhuaWNpdHkvZXlKa1lYUmxVbUZ1WjJVaU9pSkJiR3dpTENKdGFXNWZhMjV2ZDI1ZllXTmpaWE56YVdKcGJHbDBlVjl3Y205aWJHVnRjeUk2TUN3aWJXRjRYMnR1YjNkdVgyRmpZMlZ6YzJsaWFXeHBkSGxmY0hKdllteGxiWE1pT2pVd0xDSmpiRzl6WldSZlkyRndkR2x2Ymw5aGRtRnBiR0ZpYkdVaU9qQXNJbkJoWjJVaU9qRXNJbk52Y25SZllua2lPaUp5Wld4bGRtRnVZMlVpTENKd1lXZGxVMmw2WlNJNk1qQXNJbXhwYldsMElqb3lNQ3dpWkc5amRXMWxiblJmZEhsd1pWOXBaSE1pT2xzelhTd2lhR0Z6Vm1sa1pXOGlPbVpoYkhObExDSm9ZWE5GWW05dmF5STZabUZzYzJWOS8%3D&referral_id=ae4e24afd68918f534551a795108e99f&referral_type=search

Spickard, P. (Ed.). (2013). Multiple identities : Migrants, ethnicity, and membership. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu

Link:

https://apus-arp.intelluslearning.com/document/106162023?SERPurl=L3NlYXJjaC9NdWx0aXBsZSBJZGVudGl0aWVzIDogTWlncmFudHMsIEV0aG5pY2l0eSwgYW5kIE1lbWJlcnNoaXAvLw%3D%3D&referral_id=355fc2bc49122103c80b74207cf19dbf&referral_type=search

or

https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/lib/apus/reader.action?docID=1169369

Tatum, B. (2003). Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?: Revised edition. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu

Link:

https://apus-arp.intelluslearning.com/document/106183525?SERPurl=L3NlYXJjaC9XaHkgQXJlIEFsbCB0aGUgQmxhY2sgS2lkcyBTaXR0aW5nIFRvZ2V0aGVyIGluIHRoZSBDYWZldGVyaWE~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&referral_id=1c957d7c28c443dad9b28d7782e1284d&referral_type=search

or

https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/lib/apus/reader.action?docID=903483

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.