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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SYD6706
Tracking Number - 2083

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-05-16
  2. Department: Sociology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 126300000
  5. Contact Person: James Cavendish
  6. Phone: 9742633
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SYD
  9. Number: 6706
  10. Full Title: Race and Ethnicity
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Race and Ethnicity
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: GS or Departmental Approval
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. 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.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: xx
  26. 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
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? xx
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) xx
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
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