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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

  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


    GS or Departmental Approval



    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.


    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.)


  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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