Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States

SOC 321

This course examines patterns of ethnic relations. The course emphasis is domestic, but includes investigations of global concerns. Topics include discrimination, prejudice, social stratification, inequality, racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and related subjects.

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The highly recommended face-to-face orientation for Soc. 321 (Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality in the U.S.) ONLINE class is optional IF

  1.  you are already registered for the class,
  2.  you have successfully completed an online class in the Los Rios Community College District in the past 2 semesters and
  3.  you are familiar with Canvas— SCC’s new online class management system.

There will be an orientation assignment and/or quiz assigned the first week that you MUST complete in order to remain registered in the class. Note that there will also be orientation videos available for Canvas.  Look for this information on our class site beginning  January 16, 2018

If you are unfamiliar with this system and/or have not successfully completed a class online in the Los Rios Community College District within the past 2 semesters, you are required to attend ONE of the following meetings —

Spring 2018 class Orientation Meeting — Tuesday, January 16 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in LRC 105 (Learning Center room 105 — first floor, left side of lobby)


Textbook information:  Desmond and Emirbayer “Race in America”. For more information, click on the “Textbook” link listed with this class in the schedule of classes for Spring 2018.

A note about online and distance education class structure…. While you will not be required to be online during specific hours, it is required that you log in and complete specific tasks a minimum of 3 times per week. There are assignments, quizzes, and / or discussion boards due EVERY week!! It is common to expect approximately 9 – 12 hours of work — sometimes more — on a 3 unit class each week. I am flexible with how you schedule your time in this class during each week, however I am also a big fan of deadlines, and maintaining them for the purpose of fairness and academic rigor. None of the classes discussed on this site are “self paced.”

To log on to online class/es once you have officially registered with the college for the course/s (NOTE: online classes will not be available until the beginning of the semester) — reference the online help for students Resources for Students Using Los Rios eLearning system Canvas — http://canvas.losrios.edu .