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Course Description/Student Learning Outcomes: Recommended for every student interested in race and ethnic studies in the United States.
Identify the cultural, political, historical, and institutional factors affecting the social construction of race and ethnic relations
Differentiate concepts such as prejudice, discrimination, segregation, assimilation, and pluralism
Analyze the cultural and institutional factors involved in race and ethnic relations, relating the macro-level to the micro-level
Compare and contrast the experiences of groups that have been historically marginalized, particularly groups defined by ethnicity and race.
Analyze intersections of race and ethnicity with gender, class and other locations of identity
Identify and analyze patterns of racial and ethnic interaction
Identify, compare and contrast the experiences of major racial and ethnic groups
Examine majority-minority group relations including issues such as power and privilege
Evaluate debates on current socio-political racial and ethnic issues such as affirmative action, immigration policies, criminal justice policies, and the future of race and ethnic relations