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Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

This course examines the social processes that shape the construction of racial and ethnic hierarchies, dominant ideas, and relations in the U.S. The basic objectives of the course are to understand the following: 1) major paradigms shaping how sociologists examine issues of race and ethnicity; 2) economic, political, and historical structures shaping the constructions of race and ethnicity in the U.S.; and 3) institutional structures and practices through which racial and ethnic hierarchies are produced and reproduced in the U.S. The course will explore the construction and reproduction of race and ethnicity in a variety of sectors including the labor market, education, housing, banking, sports, public policies, and wealth accumulation.

Course Number

SOCI 216 B1

Course Number (Cross Listing 1)

CRIS 220 B1


Davis, Carla P.





Course Format


Course Format Description

Synchronous online course meetings twice a week; students must attend at the assigned course time. Asynchronous activities will include various activities and group assignments. Students will also meet in small groups at times they can schedule together.

Time Slot

Mid Afternoon



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