SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2019 3:09:23 AMSOC 30 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SOC 30Title:  RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS  
Full Title:  Race and Ethnic Relations
Last Reviewed:5/8/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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The sociological study of race and ethnicity in the United States.  The course takes a comparative approach in analyzing group interaction, prejudice, privilege, and discrimination.  Students will explore the history of immigration, the process of assimilation, and dominant-minority relations over time.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The sociological study of race and ethnicity in the United States.  The course takes a comparative approach in analyzing group interaction, prejudice, privilege, and discrimination.  Students will explore the history of immigration, the process of assimilation, and dominant-minority relations over time.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2012
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011Summer 2012
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D4Gender Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1991Summer 2011
 D0Sociology and Criminology  
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 1991
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D4Gender Studies  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2011
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4JSociology and Criminology  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1991Summer 2011
 4JSociology and Criminology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: SOCI 150 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYCH34 OR SOC30

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify issues in contemporary group relations.
2. Critically evaluate the concept of race using contrasting theoretical materials.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain "race" as a social construction contrasting sociological, biological, and
     historical perspectives.
2. Describe the history of relations among dominant and minority groups by looking
     at relevant social and economic factors.
3. Discuss contemporary and past forms of prejudice and discrimination as well as
     their causes according to both sociological and psychological theories.
4. Evaluate the impact of governmental policies and laws on the relative social position
    of different ethnic groups today.
5. Explain various sociological theories on race and ethnicity.
6. Explain various research methodologies in the field of sociology.

Topics and Scope
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I. Diversity in the United States
    A. What is a minority group?
    B. Patterns of inequality
    C. Theoretical perspectives
    D. Concepts of race and gender
    E. Research methodologies
II. Assimilation and Pluralism
    A. Theories and concepts
    B. Industrialization and immigration
    C. The campaign against immigration
    D. Patterns and variations in assimilation
III. Prejudice and Discrimination
    A. Dimensions of prejudice
    B. Stereotypes
    C. Intersections of race, gender, and class
    D. Causes and persistence of prejudice
IV. The Development of Dominant-Minority Group Relations
     A. Origins of slavery in America
    B. Labor supply problem
    C. Contact situation
    D. Paternalistic relations
V. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations
    A. Competitive group relations
    B. Impact of industrialization
     C. Origins of protest
    D. Modern institutional discrimination
VI. In-depth focus on at least three of the following:
    A. African-Americans
    B. Hispanic Americans
    C. Native American Indians
    D. Asian Americans

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading (20 - 40 pages) or assigned studies on race/ethnicity per week
2. Two to three exams and a final exam based on readings, lectures, and films
3. One written research paper of 1500-2500 words in length relating to a contemporary issue
    concerning  race and ethnic relations in the United States
4. Two to four reflection/response papers (250-500 words each)
5. Additional projects may include outside research, in-class presentations, exercises, and group projects

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Written homework, Reflection/Response papers, Research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Exams and Final: Multiple Choice, Essay exams, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
In-class presentations, and class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology. 9th ed. Andersen, Margaret and Collins, Patricia. Wadsworth/Thomson. 2015
Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change. 7th ed.  Healey, Joseph and O'Brien, Eileen. Sage. 2014

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