SOC 256 Race Relations

This course provides an examination of the realities and causes of racial inequality in jobs, incomes, schooling, crime, families, the media, and housing. The course investigates the nature and effects of racial stereotyping and the negative effect of racism on the majority as well as minority groups. Considerable attention is placed on historical and current efforts to combat racial inequality. The primary focus of the course is on contemporary forms of racism in the United States.  Prerequisite: A passing score on the College's English placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 090, ENG 091 or ENG 092.  A passing score on the College's Reading placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or RDG 090 and a grade of C or better in RDG 080.   Three lecture hours per week.  Competency met: Multicultural Perspective (5.3), Social Phenomenon (5.4), Ethical Dimensions (7.0) 3 credits Fall

3 credits
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