Race and Ethnicity in Society

This course will examine, from a sociological perspective, the ways race and ethnicity matters in society and the consequence of how we organize these concepts for people's lives. These questions will be addressed: How does race and ethnicity shape social life How do social inequalities get organized along racial lines How does race and ethnicity intersect with other social categories of difference (e.g., class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, etc) How have inequalities developed over time, and in what ways have they transformed How racism shapes and is shaped by media, aesthetics, social movements, politics, the economy, housing policy, education, the environment, the criminal justice system, immigration, and intimate relationships will be explored. Prerequisite: any 100-level VUSM course or transfer student placement. SJE, SS