Race, Class, Gender, Ethnicity - Soc 106 Syllabus


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This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior as related to group membership, specifically groups categorized by race, class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity. A major area of study in sociology is social stratification by class, race-ethnicity, sex, and gender. In this class we will examine how race, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity shape our experiences and influence our understanding of the world. We will also look at how these different categorizations intersect in each of our lives. Finally, we will consider current case samples in media, popular culture, and current events to showcase how race, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity work in our society.


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Alma Castro, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
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Race, Class and Gender 
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This is a syllabus for an introductory, general education, course.

Learning Goals and Assessments:

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Goal 1:
Comprehend sociological theories regarding race, class, gender and ethnicity, and understand their application to social issues and problems.
Assessment 1:
Mid-Term Take Home Essay Exam
Goal 2:
Develop an awareness of the self in relation to society with a focus on social identities and their impact on the sociological perspective.
Assessment 2:
Self-Reflection final paper, and reading assessments
Goal 3:
Apply new methods of critical analysis to current social issues and policies.
Assessment 3:
Media Analysis Final Project, Paper, and Presentation

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