Feb 29, 2024
ETH 207 - Separate and Unequal: The Continuing Story of Discrimination in America, Experimental
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Define the meanings of discrimination, bias and prejudice.
- Discuss how various forms of discrimination harm individuals.
- Compare forms of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and race.
- Articulate how discrimination harms the growth of the United States both as a world leader and an economic power.
- Discuss the reasons that discrimination may lead to clashes among people in the United States and result in violent behavior.
- What is discrimination?
- What is prejudice?
- The roots of gender discrimination
- Discrimination in the establishment of the United States of America
- Bias and prejudice of religion
- How negative discrimination impacts religion
- The law and discrimination
- Age Discrimination by culture
- The pseudo-science of race and how it encourages racial discrimination
- Physical appearance and discrimination
- Discrimination based on l.Q. and perceived mental ability
- Economic discrimination
- Medical discrimination
- Discrimination based on residential and geographic location
- Body decoration and discrimination
Contemporary text and audio-visual materials will be used.
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