Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCY 233 - Race and Ethnic Relations

(BSSD [M])

An analysis patterns of intergroup relations in contemporary society. Theories and concepts of racial/ethnic hierarchies, the intersection of race/ethnicity with class and gender, and the place of race/ethnicity in the global systems of stratification are critically considered. PREREQUISITE(S): ANTH 201 , SOCY 100  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly SO 208.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply a sociological foundation for understanding minority-majority relations.
  • Critically and analytically examine the social construction, definitions, and functions of race and ethnicity in social institutions.
  • Critically demonstrate an understanding of relevant sociological theories and data regarding racial and ethnic relations nationally and globally.
  • Describe the major concepts on race and ethnic relations such as prejudice, discrimination, segregation, assimilation, etc.
  • Distinguish between race and ethnicity.
  • Evaluate their socially and culturally diverse world and recognize how various groups fit in to it.
  • Identify and describe social conditions that have given rise to the present situations of different racial and ethnic groups today.


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