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ETH 207 - Separate and Unequal: The Continuing Story of Discrimination in America, Experimental

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course will examine the historical development of discrimination in America from the beginning of the formation of the United States of America. It will look at unfair treatment of American citizens based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, appearance, economics, speech patterns, disability, and other categories into which we divide human beings. The course will also examine ways to combat such ill treatment and how to move this country towards true equality.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define the meanings of discrimination, bias and prejudice.
  2. Discuss how various forms of discrimination harm individuals.
  3. Compare forms of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and race.
  4. Articulate how discrimination harms the growth of the United States both as a world leader and an economic power.
  5. Discuss the reasons that discrimination may lead to clashes among people in the United States and result in violent behavior.
Listed Topics
  1. What is discrimination?
  2. What is prejudice?
  3. The roots of gender discrimination
  4. Discrimination in the establishment of the United States of America
  5. Bias and prejudice of religion
  6. How negative discrimination impacts religion
  7. The law and discrimination
  8. Age Discrimination by culture
  9. The pseudo-science of race and how it encourages racial discrimination
  10. Physical appearance and discrimination
  11. Discrimination based on l.Q. and perceived mental ability
  12. Economic discrimination
  13. Medical discrimination
  14. Discrimination based on residential and geographic location
  15. Body decoration and discrimination
Reference Materials
Contemporary text and audio-visual materials will be used.

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