Sociology | Race & Ethnic Relations
S335 | 3772 | Virk


This course examines racial and ethnic relations in the United
States.  The goal in this class is to understand the social
mechanisms that facilitate or impede intergroup relations.  In our
effort to gain this understanding, the course is organized in three
main parts: 1) examination of the fundamental concepts of race and
ethnicity, 2) assessment of the dynamics of ethnoracial boundaries in
everyday life, and 3) review of race and ethnic relations at the turn
of a new century.  Readings in this class represent some of the best
critical reasoning and empirical research existing on matters of race
and ethnicity.