Course Description

An introduction to foundational theories and concepts in Ethic Studies.  You will examine how social institutions have historically shaped race relations and social processes producing racial, class, and gender inequalities and stratifications.  Surveys racial ethnic groups and gives particular attention to the historical presence and contributions of African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Chicanas/as, Latinas/os, and Native Americans in the United States. You will utilize interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences and humanities, and analyze:

  • concepts
  • research methods
  • theories pertaining to the study of culture, economics, history, politics and society

We will also examine the historical development of diverse cultures, and the role those cultures play in shaping core institutions and practices of individuals and societies. You will participate in discussions about  principles, methods, value systems, and ethics of social issues confronting local and global communities.

Transfer credit courses (XR 1-XR 199) help you graduate on time, earn credits toward your degree, or prepare you for graduate and professional schools. XR courses are equivalent to undergraduate courses offered at UCR. All XR courses are directly transferable for unit and subject credit toward a Bachelor's degree at all campuses of the University of California and the California State University System. Check your receiving institution for transferability.


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