Course Number & Name:  SOC 203 Racial and Cultural Minorities

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This course analyzes the influence and contributions of selected racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities in contemporary American life. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements in American society affecting the entry of such groups into the mainstream of American life. The social and psychological dynamics of prejudice and discrimination are examined.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. define and analyze the concept of race from a sociological perspective;
  2. critically analyze racial conflict in American society;
  3. identify the social institutions in which race is found; and
  4. compare and contrast global racial and cultural relations.


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