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This course is designed to educate students about issues of race, ethnicity, and gender in the United States by presenting historical and modern perspectives on diversity.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Macionis, J. J. (2012). Social problems (4th ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Schaefer, R. T. (2012). Racial and ethnic groups (13th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
|Week One: Key Concepts of Diversity | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Define diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, |N/A |0 | | |age, and disability. | | | | |Identify key terms and sociological concepts related to diversity. | | | | |Describe the function and purpose of labeling groups of people. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. |Day 2 Tuesday |0 | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Racial and Ethnic Groups. |N/A |0 | |Reading |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. |N/A |0 | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |Day 7 Sunday |10 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. |Due Day 2 & 4 |10 | |Nongraded Activities and|Review the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: The Melting-Pot Theory. |N/A |0 | |Preparation | | | | |The Melting Pot Theory |...