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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. The course investigates the designations "race," "ethnicity" and "minorities," and locates them in foundational and current tensions concerning power and identity. Prerequisite: SOCI-101 or ANTH-162. Same as ANTH-413. 4 SH. CC: Diversity, Oral Intensive, Social Interactions, Writing Intensive.