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SOCIOLOGY 019: Race Relations in the U.S.
Professor Nikki Khanna Summer 2014 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org May 19-June 13
Tu/W/Th 9-12:45 Office: 31 S. Prospect St. (Benedict House), Office #103 Terrill 308 Office hours: By appointment
The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to the sociological analysis of race and ethnic relations. We will examine patterns of ethnic/racial relations and apply these patterns to ethnic/racial groups within the United States. Once we have investigated race relations in the U.S., we will then turn to examining cases outside the U.S. as a basis for comparison. The basic outline of the course is: I.
Perspectives on Race and Ethnic Relations II.
Major Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States Today III.
Comparative Perspectives: South Africa
There will be TWO exams (each is worth 25% of your final grade). All exams will be in multiple choice format, and exam questions will be drawn from the readings and lecture. 30% of your grade will come from a daily journal assignment (Tu, Wed, Thu).
PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT LATE OR EMAILED ASSIGNMENTS.
The final 20% of your grade will come from attendance. Because of the short duration of the summer session, regular attendance is extremely important. Those with perfect attendance will receive full credit, and each day absent will result in a 10-point deduction in your attendance grade (out of a 100 pts). Anyone missing more than three days will automatically receive a failing grade for this course.
TEXTS AND READINGS
Martin Marger. Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives
Ed. John Howard Griffin. Black Like Me
Additional readings (denoted by *) can be found on BlackBoard.
If you are a student with special needs and you are making arrangements with ACCESS, I am happy to accommodate your needs. It is your responsibility, however, to let me know your situation at the BEGINNING of the semester so arrangements can be made.
It is important that students conduct themselves appropriately. Classroom rules: Arrive to class on time, remain until class is dismissed, & refrain from actions that are disruptive (side-conversations, text-messaging, leaving & reentering the classroom inappropriately, ostentatiously not paying attention). Also TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES. These are all very