Open elective for Day or Evening Division A sociological introduction to the historical and current influence of race, ethnicity, gender and class on individuals and families, regarding inequality of social status, political power, access to education, health care housing other human services, career opportunity, and economic well-being. Examines both theoretical approaches and empirical evidence regarding the ways inequality is created, maintained, and over come in society, and the harmful effects on individuals, families and society as a whole. Topics addressed included: the social causes of racial, ethnic, gender and class discrimination in American society; the nature of oppression and historical and current social justice and liberation movements seeking to combat it; individual and institutional forms of social injustice; social conditions promoting prejudice, racism, discrimination, segregation, and inequality of opportunity; social constructions of race and gender roles; and the responsibilities of the healthcare and human services professionals in combating injustice.
- 3 hours lecture weekly.
- Minimum passing grade is C+ (77)