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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SYD6706

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2083 2003-05-16
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Sociology AS 126300000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    James Cavendish 9742633 jcavendi@luna.cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SYD 6706 Race and Ethnicity

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Race and Ethnicity
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    GS or Departmental Approval

    Corequisites

    none

    Course Description

    Introduces historical development of race, social construction of racial and ethnic identities, race-class-gender interrelationships, and various issues of immigration. Exploration of theories used to explain racial and ethnic inequality today.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

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    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    xx

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

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    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

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  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Provide graduate students with a detailed account of racial formation processes, including the historical development of race, the social construction of racial and ethnic identities, and race-class-gender interrelationships.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Develop a new appreciation and understanding of groups other than ourselves; develop an understanding of the historical processes that generated and sustained discrimination and inequality in our society; and reach informed judgments about the most practical and worthwhile social policies for our nation today.

    C. Major Topics

    Racial formation and the contested meanings of race and ethnicity; explaining racial and ethnic inequality; the underclass debate; systemic racism: antiracist theory and the analysis of racial oppression; the new immigration and issues of gender.

    D. Textbooks

    Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s; Becoming Mexican American; Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945; American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass; Racist America: Roots, Current Realities and Future Reparations; Immigrant America: A Portrait; Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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