Diversity & Soc/Beh Sci Exploration
Sustainability - Limited
This course explores how ethnic minority populations navigate a range of political, economic, and legal circumstances in the United States. The class lectures and readings consider the diverse and sometimes overlapping experiences of different ethnic/racial groups and address subjects such as: Immigration, Language, Science, Education, Media, and Social Justice. Applying a sociological lens, we will pay attention to the historical and contemporary ways that ideas about ethnicity are instituted, circulated, and made meaningful in society. We will also examine the intersections of class, gender, and sexuality in the lives of ethnic minority populations and discuss how people work to eradicate inequalities within and between ethnic minority subgroups in America.