Race and Ethnicity - SOC 266 at Southwest Virginia Community College


Effective: 2021-08-01

Course Description

Considers race and ethnicity as social constructs that deeply affect personal experience and social institutions. Examines the relationships of racial and ethnic groups with each other and with larger society including ideas of racial inequality both individually and systemically. Introduces significant theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

SOC 266 is a course for students whose college and career paths necessitate knowledge of the construction and operation of race and ethnicity in society. This course exposes students to the major theories of race and ethnicity and how to apply them to better understand the world around them. It also develops the need for sound social science to understand and more fully participate in civic life. Accordingly, students will grapple with sociological reasoning and research to support reasonable conclusions.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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