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SOC-209-90, Race, Class & Gender (FA14)

INSTRUCTOR: Mischelle Van Brakle

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Online, 09/08/2014-12/08/2014

CONTENT:

Explores the intersecting systems of inequality, race, ethnicity, social class and gender. Examines the construction of identity categorizations and links them to our current experiences and conceptions of self. Covers the nature of privilege and its reproduction in social institutions such as the workplace, education, and the criminal justice system. Fulfills general education requirement in social science. This course fulfills the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SOC-101 or permission of instructor. [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-Apply theoretical frameworks from sociology and criminology to the intersecting systems of race class and gender

-Examine the nature of intergroup and intercultural relations

-Analyze the social construction of race class and gender

-Discuss disparities in various social systems including health care, criminal justice, education, and the economy

-Develop critical thinking sills necessary to understand the global nature of inequality and how this may fuel violence between different cultures

METHODS:

Lectures

Discussion Forums

Podcasts

Reflection papers

Quizzes

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Midterm Exam - 100 points - 20%

Final Exam - 100 points - 20%

Reflection Journal - 50 points - 10%

Quizzes - 100 points - 20%

Discussion Forum - 50points - 10%

Research Paper100 points - 20%

Total - 500 points - 100%

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