Contact Information: Andy Nazario, Ph.D.
Office JWLA 105 M (Until closing then Bernalillo 243)
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10 to 11 AM & 2 to 3 PM Tuesday & Thursday 9 to 10:30 AM
TEXTS: Shaefer, Richard T. Race and Ethnicity in the United States (6th edition). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2009.
Takaki, Ronald: A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Hachette Book Company, Boston
Course Description: CJ 302, Racial & Ethnic Relations. This is an online course. Racial groups have been socially/culturally defined and separated into five, major, groups. Following this convention this class discusses Caucasians, Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans and Asians. It should be stressed, however, that there are no clear boundaries between these groups. The student will study and research these components in a number of different manners. Trends will be explored in the country.
Learning Outcomes: To examine and review major racial and ethnic groups using a comparative cross-cultural perspective and theories on racial/ethnic relations. Students will;
1. Explore race and ethnic groups.
2. Understand theories of race and ethnic groups.
3. To identify and discuss problems in race and ethnic groups. 4. To analyze and discuss the role of different race and ethnic groups. 5. Employ critical thinking and analytical skills in writing assignments and discussion.
Course Requirements: Weekly reading and written assignments, exam dates are subject to changes. A fifteen page, or more, research paper on a subject to be assigned by the instructor is required. This paper should show an understanding of the topic in a way that will demonstrate critical thinking. The paper must relate to the text book and incorporate outside resources (other than text and class handouts). The paper should include a comprehensive review of the subject. At least three references should be used and cited.
Assignments papers will be of three or more pages on a topic given the week indicated. Each assignment will be a minimum of three pages with at least one reference and will be worth 25 points for each paper for a total of 100 points.
Examinations will cover the content of the reading material assigned during that examination period. The final will be comprehensive and is optional. The exams must be taken before five (5) PM the Friday of the week the exam is posted. _____________________________________________________________________________
Week One January 14 to 20
Chapter 1 Schaefer and Takaki
Week Two January 21 to 27
Chapter 1 Schaefer and Chapter 2 Takaki
Week Three January 28 to February 3
Chapter 2 Schaefer and Chapter 3 Takaki
Week Four February 4 to 10
Chapter 4 Takaki
Week Five February 11 to 17
Chapter 5 & 6 Takaki
Week Six February 18 to 24
Chapter 3 Schaefer and Chapters 7 & 8 Takaki
Week Seven February 25 to March 3
Chapter 4 Schaefer and Chapters 9 & 10 Takaki
Week Eight March 4 to 10 (Midterm Exams, all exams and papers due by 8th)
Week Nine March 11 to 17 (Spring Break)
Week Ten March 18 to 24
Chapter 4 Schaefer and Chapters 11 & 12 Takaki
Week Eleven March 25 to 31
Chapter 13 Takaki
Week Twelve April 1 to 7
Chapter 5 Schafer and Chapters 14 Takaki
Week Thirteen April 8 to 14
Chapters 6 Schaefer and Chapter 15 Takaki
Week Fourteen April 15 to 21
Chapter 16 Takaki
Week Fifteen April 22 to 28
Chapter 17 Takaki
Week Sixteen April 29 to May5
Chapter 17 Takaki
Week Seventeen May 6 to 10 (Final Exams, all exams & papers due by May 10) -------------------------------------------------