Jun 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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SOC 115 - Diversity in U.S. Multicultural Society


Number of Credits: 3
Diversity in the U.S.: Living in a Multicultural Society, focuses on the relationship between dominant and marginalized groups in the United States. These groups include not only racial and ethnic groups, but others disadvantaged by gender, sexual orientation, social class, religion, age and disability. The course uses readings, discussion, case studies and class presentations to address the socio-historical context of group experiences that have lead to differences in power, privilege, and access to opportunity in contemporary U.S. society (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply the key concepts sociologists use to analyze social inequality and group relations. (GE 1,3; PG 1,2,3)
  2. Describe the historical experiences of marginalized groups in the U.S. and the factors impeding their progress. (GE 1,3; PG 1,4)
  3. Analyze the life experiences of different marginalized groups and their contribution to American society. (GE 1,3,4,8; PG 2,3,4, 5,6)
  4. Examine the relationship between racism, sexism, ageism, and various social problems. (GE 1,3,4, 8; PG 2,4,5)
  5. Compare the impact of subordination of groups in the U.S with those in other countries. (GE 1,3,8; PG 2,4,6)
  6. Collaborate to identify possible solutions to current issues and controversies around social inequality. (GE 1,3,4,8; PG 2,3,6)



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