Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors ( Official )
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SECTION A – Course Information

1. Course ID:

SOC     20H

Student Learning Outcomes

2. Course Title:

Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors

3. Division:

Humanities and Social Sciences Division

4. Department:

Sociology, Philosophy Department

5. Subject:

Sociology

6. Short Course Title:

Intro Race&Ethnicity Hon

7. Proposed Effective Term:

Summer 2019

The required Cover Sheet Supplemental Form can be created after completion of Section A

SECTION B – Official Course Information

1. Recommended Class Size:

a. Maximum Class Size:

  20

Note:   If the course is new or class size of an existing course is to be changed, a Class Size Supplemental Form is required.

b. Class Size Approval Date:

  

Note:   Date to be entered by the Instruction Office.

 

2. Method of Instruction:

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Lecture and Laboratory

 

 Independent Studies

 Distance Learning

 

 

3. Contact Hours for a Term:

Note: If not a variable unit/hour course, enter the hours in the "Low" column only. Leave the hours in the "High" column blank.

 

Low

High

Lecture(total)    

Scheduled:

         54.00 To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

Lab(total)      

Scheduled:

 

                  To

  

Lab/Lecture Parity?    Yes  No

Does this course have lab parity?

If not, are you going to  apply for lab parity?                          Yes  No

To be arranged:

                  To

  

Activity(total)    

Scheduled:

                  To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

     

Clinical:

   To

  

Total Hours:    

Scheduled:

              54 To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

 

 

4. Credit Units:

  3.00 To

  

Note: Units of credit are based on:

1 Unit of credit per eighteen (18) hours of lecture contact hours for a term

1 Unit of credit per fifty-four (54) hours of lab, activity or clinical contact hours for a term

 

5. Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

a. TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

220800 - Sociology

     b.  Course Control Number:    

(To be entered by the Instruction Office Only.)

 

6. SAM Priority Code: [Select One]

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

 

7. Please place this course into the appropriate discipline by selecting from the drop down list. The discipline placement indicates what preparation is needed to teach the course. Discipline faculty may place their courses into more than one discipline as appropriate:

Sociology

8. General Course Information

a. Course Credit Status:

D Credit – Degree Applicable

b. State Transfer Code:

A Transferable, UC/CSU/Private

c. State Classification Code:

A Liberal Arts/Sciences Degrees

d. Basic Skills Status/Level:

N Not a Basic Skills Course

e. Sports/Physical Education Course:

Yes

( Only check here if the course is a physical education course.)

f. Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

g. Number of repeats allowed:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

Note: If course is repeatable, complete the Repeatability Supplemental Form.

h. Please provide cross listed course if applicable:

  

 

9. Course Preparation

Note: If this course has any requisite, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite. If a requisite is being removed, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for removing the requisite. If a new requisite is being added, complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite.

a.   Prerequisite

Acceptance into the Honors Program

b.   Co requisite


c.   Advisories


d.   None

              

10. Course Special Designators:


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11. Course Program Status:


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 Program Applicable

 Stand-alone

 12. Funding Agency Category:

       Not Applicable

       Primarily developed using economic development funds

       Partially developed using economic development funds

 

 

SECTION C – For new transfer requests only, please complete the Transfer Status (CSU) Supplemental Form before submitting course for approval.

 CSU Transferable              CSU Approval Date:                     (mmddyyyy)                 

 Applying for CSU Transfer Status

 UC Transferable                 UC Approval Date:                      (mmddyyyy)                 

 Applying for UC Transfer Status

Note:  CSU Transfer Status must be obtained prior to submitting a request for UC Transfer Status to the UC Chancellor.

 

SECTION D - General Education Request

Mt. San Antonio College and CSU General Education course approvals are submitted to the Educational Design Committee and GE Subcommittee for approval.

1.  The Articulation Officer submits the course directly to the CSU Chancellor for approval.

2.  Upon receiving CSU approval, the course will be placed in the CSU approved area for the Mt. SAC Associate Degree GE.

 Yes

 No

Requesting approval for inclusion on Mt. SAC and CSU General Education List?

Note:   If requesting approval for inclusion on the General Education List, the General Education Course Evaluation Supplemental Form must be completed before submitting course for approval.  If request is approved, the remainder of Section D will be completed by the Instruction Office.

1. Mt SAC General Education Applicability:

    GE Approval Date :                   (mmddyyyy)

AAD2 - Elective Courses
ASD2 - Elective Courses

2. CSU General Education Applicability (Requires CSU approval):

    CSU Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)

CSD0 - Sociology & Criminology
CSD3 - Ethnic Studies

3. IGETC Applicability (Requires CSU/UC approval):

    IGETC Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)

IG4J - Sociology & Criminology

 

 

SECTION E - Course Content

1. Course Descriptions

a. Catalog Description:

(Write a clear, concise course description, summarizing the course content.  Include major goals of the course, scope, requirements for successfully completing the course, and any unusual aspects of the course.)

Ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. and social factors leading to prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes. Four major ethnic groups (Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, and Latinos) examined with emphasis placed on historical experiences, contemporary circumstances and future trends. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 20 and SOC 20H.

b. Class Schedule Description:

 Yes

 No

Is a course description to be printed in the Class Schedule?

(If yes, write one or two sentences condensing the catalog description for the prospective student.  Does not require as much detail as the catalog description. Limited to 130 characters, including spaces.)

An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. May not receive credit for both SOC 20 and SOC 20H.

2. Course Outline Information

In courses that include lecture and laboratory, the topical outlines should be separate and distinct, each specific and appropriate to the activities to be conducted.

a. Lecture Topical Outline:

(The lecture topical outline should provide a detailed record of the content of the course.)

- Definition of and theories on race, racism, and ethnicity including biological and socio-cultural construction of race and ethnicity
- Myths: functions and origins of stereotypes
- The nature of minority-majority relations
- Prejudice, discrimination, and institutional racism
- Ethnic and racial stratification
- Status inconsistency
- Incomplete mobility
- Patterns of racial and ethnic interaction including scapegoating, immigration, colonialism, assimilation, integration, and pluralism
- U.S. racial and ethnic identity and politics of groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, U.S. Latinos, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Euro-Americans, and multiracial Americans
- Interplay of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality
- Economic, cultural, institutional and political conditions of racial and ethnic groups, micro- and macro-levels
- Ghettos, barrios, and ethnic enclaves
- The future of racial and ethnic relations, including their role in major institutions such as education
- Color-blind racism
- Racial and ethnic profiling
- Immigration and racial politics
- Racialized and ethnic violence and genocide
- Final exam
*** Honors students will have additional opportunity for critical thought through discussion, short papers, essay examinations, library and internet research, sociological observations, oral interviews and reports, and community service. Supplemental written projects will be required as part of the writing emphasis.

b. Lab Topical Outline:

(The lab topical outline should reflect the activities in lab.)


3. Course Measurable Objectives:

(Measurable course objectives should identify expected outcomes: specific, observable student actions – what the student should be able to do, know or feel as a result of taking this course.  A majority of objectives should reflect critical thinking, i.e. application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.  Course objectives should relate directly to methods of evaluation)

Provide a minimum of five (5) course measurable objectives:

1. Describe racial stratification in the U.S.
2. Identify the cultural, political, historical, and institutional factors affecting the social construction of race and ethnic relations.
3. Differentiate between concepts such as prejudice, discrimination, segregation, assimilation, and pluralism.
3. Explain the major theories of prejudice and discrimination.
5. Analyze the cultural and institutional factors involved in race and ethnic relations, relating the macro-level to the micro-level.
6. Analyze the past, present, and future of minorities in the institution of education.
7. Compare and contrast the experiences of groups that have been historically marginalized, particularly groups defined by ethnicity and race.
8. Analyze intersections of race and ethnicity with gender, class, and other locations of identity.
9. Identify and analyze patterns of racial and ethnic interaction.
10. Identify, compare, and contrast the experiences of major racial and ethnic groups.
11. Examine majority-minority group relations including issues such as power and privilege.
12. Evaluate the origins and realities of stereotypes.
13. Evaluate debates on current socio-political racial and ethnic issues such as affirmative action, immigration policies, criminal justice policies, and the future of race and ethnic relations.

4. Course Methods of Evaluation:

(Methods of evaluation should relate directly to measurable course objectives.  They indicate the kind of assignments or performance activities designed for a course to assess student learning.  Each course must list either substantial writing assignments (category 1) OR computational / non-computational problem solving demonstrations (category 2) if writing assignments are inappropriate (with an explanation of why substantial writing is not appropriate for the course).  Activities typically assigned in categories 3 and 4 must also be listed in this section.)

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Essay exams: minimum of three essay exams comprising at least two prompts requiring a minimum of 250 words each; topics may include essay exams on racial stratification in the U.S., explaining major theories of prejudice and discrimination, comparing and contrasting the culture, tradition, circumstances, and problems of the four major ethnic groups in the U.S.

A minimum of ten essays (200 to 300 words each) of reaction, application, and analysis of sociological terms and/or theories relating to current ethnic relations topics such as sociologically evaluating ten current newspaper articles that relate to the evidence of institutional racism with major institutions such as education, economy, or the government

An original research paper of a minimum of 2000 words on an ethnic relations topic such as interracial adoption, bilingual education, affirmative action, racial profiling, gay marriage, ethnic mascots, immigration restrictions, and others; includes ten references with a maximum of one internet source; oral presentation of the research is also required

Sociological project and report with a minimum of 600 words on a topic such as a) community service in a local area social service agency; or b) a research project involving a local social problem; or c) an oral history project with a paper included

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:


Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:


Category 4. Objective Examinations:


5. Sample Assignments:

(Assignments should be directly related to the objectives of the course.  They should be specific enough to provide real guidance to faculty and clear expectations for students.  Descriptions of the type or examples of assignments are required.  For example, rather than “term paper” state “term paper comparing and contrasting the social aspects of hunting tactics of two mammal species.”  This section must establish that the work is demanding enough in rigor and independence to fulfill the credit level specified.  The nature of the assignments must clearly demand critical thinking.  Assignments should be adequate to assure that students who successfully complete them can meet the objectives of the course.  Appropriate out-of-class work is required for credit courses.)

Provide a minimum of three (3) sample assignments:

1. Write a 1- to 2-page summary and analysis of a current newspaper article regarding an issue related to an ethnic minority group.
2. Write a 1- to 2-page summary and analysis of a current newspaper article utilizing and applying specific terms, concepts, or theories learned in class.
3. Write an 8- to 10-page term paper evaluating the history, controversy, and the pros and cons of an issue in ethnic or minority relations. Topics may include interracial adoption, bilingual education, affirmative action, racial profiling, gay marriage, ethnic mascots, immigration restrictions, and others. Use a minimum of ten sources with a maximum of one Internet source. In addition to the written report you are required to present your finds to the class in a 15-minute oral presentation.
4. In consultation with your professor, choose one of the following topics and design a project that will incorporate topics and theories presented in class and write a 600 word report on it: a) community service in a local area social service agency; or b) a research project involving a local social problem; or c) an oral history project with a written report included.

 

6. Representative Text:

(List EXAMPLES of textbooks and other data sources and materials, which may be used in this course.  Provide author, title, publisher, date of publication, and edition.)

If the course is requested to be or is CSU transferable, provide at least one (1) representative text that has been published within the last five (5) years.  A representative text is optional for a non-transferable course.

a. Book 1:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

 Yes

 No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

  Schaefer, R. T.

Title:

  Racial and Ethnic Groups

Publisher:

  Pearson/Prentice Hall

Date of Publication:

  2015

Edition:

  14th

b. Book 2:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

 Yes

 No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

   Matthew Desmond

Title:

  Race in America

Publisher:

  Norton

Date of Publication:

  2015

Edition:

  1st

c. Book 3:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

 Yes

 No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

  

Title:

  

Publisher:

  

Date of Publication:

  

Edition: