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Comparative Race and Ethnicity
SOC 240
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 244

This course is an introduction to the sociological study of race and ethnicity in comparative and historical perspective. This is not a course about the experiences of particular "races" or ethnic groups in any particular part of the world. Rather, this course explores how ideas about racial difference take hold in different parts of the world in different ways and with very different consequences. Through comparisons of Western and non-Western societies, we will investigate how race and ethnicity operate as markers of social exclusion in distinctive ways.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
This class examines the social construction of racial and ethnic identities across national contexts. In addition to looking at the United States, we will also compare and contrast racial formation in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This course will help students develop the ability to understand how diverse political, economic, and cultural settings inform ways of thinking about race as a marker of group membership.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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