Race is a socially constructed term that has real world implications that have historically resulted in acts of racism perpetuated on members of subordinate groups. This course provides an in-depth understanding of how racism, individual and institutional, has impacted members of subordinated groups in the United States and globally. This course includes examinations of the historical development and implications of individual and institutional racism. However, the course largely focuses on contemporary matters. Students are periodically assigned questions that must be answered in the form of an essay based on the student’s interpretation of assigned readings. Student essays provide a context for seminar discussions of lectures and readings in sociological and social science theory.
Pre-Requisites: ANSO 103, ANSO 105, AFS 105, or permission of the instructor.