SOC 205 - Contemporary Race-Ethnic Relations (GT-SS3)

  • 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce you to the sociological study of race and ethnicity. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Explain how race and ethnicity are socially constructed using a historical and comparative perspective
• Define the nature, causes, and consequences of racism, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination
• Describe the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic in the areas of employment, education, the criminal justice system, media, housing, health, and the environment
• Evaluate different strategies for increasing intergroup awareness, improving tolerance, and reducing racial and ethnic inequalities

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Global and Cultural Awareness (Category 3E) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach, 2nd Ed. (2018)
    Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Instructors

Meghan Mordy

meghan.mordy@colostate.edu

Meghan Mordy received her BA in Political Science, a Master’s in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Sociology. She has worked in international development in Central America and completed extensive qualitative fieldwork with children and youth in El Salvador. She loves teaching and is always excited to learn from her students. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside with her four year-old daughter.

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