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ETH 122 - Race and Ethnic Relations in the Global Economy

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is designed for students to study race and ethnic relationships from a local, national, and global perspective. Emphasis is to provide students with a brief historical overview of how ethnic groups have played a major role in shaping modern America and the world. Students will be able to explore races and ethnic relations in the United States, Mexico, Spain, South and Central America, Caribbean, Middle East, Russia, Asia, and Africa Maintenance of ethnic identity, the development of ethnic stereotypes and prejudice, and the quality of ethnic relations will be examined.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Analyze briefly the political, social and cultural factors that shape the core ethnic groups’ formation and transformation globally.
  2. Explain comparatively and cross-culturally the relationship among ethnic groups in the United States and throughout the world.
  3. Describe historical facts about ethnic groups and their relationships to power and inequality and their intersections with gender, sexuality, race and culture.
  4. Differentiate between historical and contemporary perspectives about the world among ethnic groups related hardships.
  5. Explain the relationship among historical events, culture and social forces depending on race, ethnicity and social class.
  6. Generate mini research projects from an ethnic studies perspective globally.
Listed Topics
  1. Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
  2. The importance of embracing race and ethnic relations in a global context
  3. Racial formations in the United States
  4. Understand the Cultural Diversification Process
  5. Immigration and the reconstruction of the American Culture and American Identity
  6. Investigate the power, historical background, and perspectives of ethnic groups in the American and global economy (the historical and contemporary patterns of race and ethnic relations)
  7. Global diversity and leadership
  8. Inequality of human races
  9. Examine class identities and struggles, political conflicts, gender, racial and ethnic relations, cultural movements and transformations
  10. Various racial and ethnic groups’ interaction with each other and the possibilities for change globally
  11. How would ethnic relations be different if there were no ethnic segregation
Reference Materials
Lectures, classroom activities and student projects
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/13/2008

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