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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog
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SOC 210 - Cultural Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course is an analysis of racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. in relation to evolving social, economic and cultural factors. Various American minority cultures are studied with an emphasis on education, politics, religion and the resulting cultural effects. Sociological and psychological concepts and theories will be explored. The impact of the current wave of immigrants to the U.S. will be discussed and the incidents of hate crimes will be explored.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: ANTH 112  or SOC 201  

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Enhance social and cultural awareness.
  2. Examine the historical creation of cultural diversity in the United States due to global migration.
  3. Apply sociological concepts and theories to the study of race and ethnic relations.
  4. Analyze empirical examples of the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination.
  5. Outline patterns of intergroup relations from the functionalist, conflict and interactionist perspectives.
  6. Compare and contrast the societal integration processes of racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
  7. Explore the unifying values of diverse groups.
  8. Assess the richness and diversity of a pluralistic society.
  9. Identify ethnocentrism and the influence of biases, motivations and limitations on thought processes.

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