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4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SOCI 101 or consent of the instructor. Introduces a critical sociological approach to understanding race, class, and gender inequality. Examines the historical origins of oppression in the United States by exploring how slavery, colonialism, and immigration have differentially shaped various groups' access to power. Explores contemporary struggles in South Africa. Examines impediments to the notion of the United States as a 'mecca for diversity,' including critical explorations of how injustices manifest themselves in the economy, education, the family, the arts, the media, and other key institutions.

Course details

  • Course number: AST-249
  • Credits: 4.00
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Currently Offered: Yes
  • Course Type: Lecture

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