Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SYD6706
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Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2083 2003-05-16 Department College Budget Account Number Sociology AS 126300000 Contact Person Phone James Cavendish 9742633 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 -
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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.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
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?
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
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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.
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
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