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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 203 - Race, Class and Gender (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
Race and ethnicity often frame social relations in structures of inequality. Likewise, gender and class relations can also be shaped by unequal resources and differential access to the sources of power. In this course we explore the historic and social roots that have given rise to minority-dominant power relations both from a U.S. and an international perspective. Students will use their sociological imagination to envision how race, ethnicity, gender and other categories of experience – i.e., age, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and geographic region – intersect with institutions in everyday society to create minority statuses.