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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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DIVST 125 - Race and Ethnic Relations:CD



5.0 Credits
The study of past and present relations between race and ethnic groups in North America and the effects of immigration on these relations. Focus on causes, forms, and consequences of race and ethnic inequality as well as on resistance strategies.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.
Dual Listed as SOC 125

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of issues related to race and ethnicity.
  2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to race and ethnicity.
  3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence racial and ethnic relations and examine the role collective behaviors play in changing these relations.
  4. Analyze the ways in which race and ethnicity are part of social institutions and assess the impact of socialized institutions on people’s lives.
  5. Describe and analyze the relationship between historical and contemporary inequality with respect to race and ethnicity.
  6. Explain and analyze the intersections of race and ethnicity with gender, social class, sexuality, and other social identities.
  7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding race and ethnicity.
  8. In individual and group projects, communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to race and ethnicity both orally and in writing.
  9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.



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