Race and Ethnic Relations is an online course that has earned Quality Matters (QM) certification (June 2022) at Northeastern Illinois University. It examines U.S. race and ethnic relations through a critical sociological and intersectional lens. The course begins by exploring foundational ideas, concepts, and theories in race and ethnic relations,...
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- Racial and Ethnic Relations, Teaching and Learning in Sociology
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Race and Ethnic Relations is an engaged learning experience and open to majors and non-majors. Along with sociology majors and minors, student majors are diverse, and have included undergraduate students majoring in biology, justice studies, communications, global studies, and education as well as...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Define and correctly apply sociological terminology as it relates to the study of race, ethnicity, racism, and racial inequality.
- Explain the development of race, ethnicity, and race relations over time in the United States.
- Identify forms of discrimination experienced by immigrants, black, indigenous and people of color across time in the United States.
- Differentiate between individual, institutional, and structural theories of racism used to analyze and explain racial and ethnic inequality.
- Identify how gender, class, sexuality, citizenship status, and phenotype intersect with race and ethnicity to shape experiences.
- Propose policies and collective actions that work toward racial justice.
- Apply a critical sociological lens to evaluate the role of race, ethnicity, and racism in the United States through course assignments.
- Weekly online quizzes
- Five online discussion forums (with rubrics)
- One Paper/Video/Audio (PVA) assignment (with rubric)
- Two exams (short essay and short answer)