The purpose of this course project is to explore racial discourses in everyday lives and apply concepts learned in an upper-division course on race and ethnicity or social inequality to analyze how the way in which we talk about race and racism is influenced by our intersecting identities (race/gender/class/sexuality/color/ability/etc.) and how these...
- Subject Area(s):
- Racial and Ethnic Relations
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Level(s):
- College 300, College 400
- Class Size(s):
- Medium, Small
When to Use This Activity
This course project is designed to be used in small to medium classes and in upper division sociology courses that include a focus on race and ethnicity. We recommend using this course project in upper division courses because we found that students in upper division courses had already taken...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Learning Goal 1: Students practice a qualitative research method, interviews, to gather data to understand a social inequality
- Learning Goal 2: Students practice the qualitative research method technique of reflexivity to help them practice metacognition on what they learned while conducting an interview.
- Learning Goal 3: Students apply course concepts about social inequality to analyze qualitative data.
- Goal Assessment 1: Students conduct an interview with someone they know about how they learned about race and ethnicity and other social inequalities in their families.
- Goal Assessment 2: Students write two discussion board reflection papers on the interview process and on their own experiences with the research topic.
- Goal Assessment 3: Students write a final paper that applies course concepts to their participant’s lived experiences.