Sociology | Race and Ethnic Relations
S335 | 26196 | Ray

Race continues to be at the center of American life and shapes life
chances and social interactions.  This course examines the major
theories in the area of race and ethnic relations.  We will discuss
the major claims regarding race/ethnicity including the biological
myth, color-blind racism, and the construction of whiteness.  We will
explore the main assumptions that develop our perceptions of what race
is, how race matters, and what is the current state of race relations.
This course will give you a historical and contemporary frame with
which to view race and ethnic relations.  We will discuss articles,
books, movies, music, and television programs.