SOCI:413 Race, Ethnicity and Minorities.

Focuses on race and ethnic relations in contemporary society and popular understandings of race and ethnicity in the United States. Explores the boundaries and markers for membership in an ethnic, racial or minority group. Specifically, this course regards race as a social construct that has significance for structural opportunities, experiences, worldviews and conceptions of self and others. Strategies used by dominant groups to maintain their power and privilege, and those used by subordinate groups to create and preserve their cultural identity and to resist their subordination, also are examined. Prerequisite: SOCI:101 or ANTH:162. Same as ANTH:413. 4 SH. CC: Diversity, Oral Intensive, Social Interactions, Writing Intensive.