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. The class enhances your awareness of the major concepts, theories, and research pertaining to racial and ethnic relations in the United States.

In this course, we:

  • study how the concepts of race and ethnicity have evolved historically and sociologically;
  • examine such social problems as the nature and causes of racism, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and exploitation; and
  • explore the changing complexion of relations among people in the U.S. and the world.

Great fun, and lots of learning! Please join us!

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.


  • Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012)
    Hedges, Chris and Sacco, Joe
    ISBN: 978-1568588247
  • Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (1973)
    Galeano, Eduardo
    ISBN: 978-0853459910
  • When Affirmation Action was White: An Untold History… (2005)
    Katznelson, Ira
    ISBN: 978-0393328516