SOC 266 - Race and Ethnicity at Lord Fairfax Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Considers race and ethnicity as social constructs that deeply affect our personal experience and our social institutions. Examines the relationships of racial and ethnic groups with each other and with the larger society, and the ways in which these relationships are constantly changing. Explores the experience of different groups and examines ideas of racial justice and equality. Introduces significant theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course provides: Understanding of the role of race and ethnicity in shaping social institutions, social policy, and everyday social interactions.A sociological understanding of race, ethnicity, and social inequality. An enhanced understanding of the experience of members of other groupings.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Ability to read in English at the college level.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

Optional Topics

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