SOC 221 Cultural Minorities, 3 credits

Explores the nature of majority-minority relations as it relates to people of color in American society. Majority-minority relationships will be examined from the sociological perspective, which identifies majority status as one of dominance and minority status as one of subordination. In doing so, students will identify and analyze those historical, psycho-social, and socio-structural factors, which have contributed to the making of minority groups and to the perpetuation of prejudice and racism. Majority-minority relationships in the United States will be illustrated by studying the social experience of four selected groups: Black Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Rican Americans.

Prerequisite: SOC 101. Fall/Spring