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3.2: Course Objectives for Part II

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  • Suggested Course Objectives for Part II—Race, Ethnicity

    Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss race and ethnicity from a sociologically scientific perspective.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss race and ethnicity and be able to differentiate between them.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss the various aspects of race and ethnicity.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss dominant and minority groups and differentiate between them.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss prejudice and discrimination and the various forms they take.
    • Read about, find, identify, interpret, understand, explain, critique, define, present factually and persuasively, and write about and/or discuss immigration, immigration theories, and the ongoing national debate concerning immigration.
    • Explain the impact of politics, the political process, as well as economic and social policies on the lives of people in the US based on their race or ethnicity.
    • Identify the levels into which the US is stratified and how race and ethnicity impact peoples’ life chances.
      • Upper Class
      • Middle Class
      • Working or Lower Class
      • Underclass
    • Identify and differentiate among various theories of race.
      • 16th century
      • Enlightenment
      • Victorian era
      • Colonialism and empire
      • Early 20th century
      • Late 20th century
      • Early 21st century
    • Know and analyze the various aspects of master status and the general impact of master status on the life chances of various racial and ethnic groups in the US.
    • Find, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss statistical information concerning stratification/inequality by race and ethnicity.
    • Find and interpret demographic data about racial and ethnic groups from the US Census and other valid and reliable sources.
    • Find, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss statistical and historical information concerning race relations in the past and present in the US.
    • Understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss popular media’s interpretation of stratification/inequality by race and ethnicity.
    • Find, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss Congressional policies concerning race and ethnicity in the US.
    • Find, read, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss immigration law and immigration studies found in peer reviewed scientific journal articles.
    • Find and interpret demographic data about immigration from the US Census and other valid and reliable sources.
    • Understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss popular media’s interpretation of immigration and immigration policy.
    • Find, interpret, understand, analyze, critique, and write about and/or discuss Congressional policies concerning immigration and immigrants in the US.