Course Description

This course will introduce K-12 educators to the foundational theories and concepts in Ethic Studies, and examine how social institutions have historically shaped race relations and social processes producing racial, class, and gender inequalities and stratifications. You will analyze principles, methods, value systems and ethics of social issues confronting your school and classroom settings, and look at:

  • local communities
  • global communities

Learner Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the histories and experiences of selected U.S. ethnic groups and their contributions to the development of U.S. society.
  • Explain major theories of race and ethnic relations, and show the appropriateness of these models for analyzing U.S. society.
  • Evaluate Key concepts such as race, ethnicity, gender, sex, class, racism sexism ethnocentrism, prejudice and discrimination.
  • Explain the importance of race and ethnicity in the creation of cultural/artistic expressions and personal identities.
  • Articulate an understanding of the structural roots and ideological dimensions of social oppression.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the gendered dimension of racial and ethnic stratification and experience.
  • Identify differences and make comparisons comparison within and between ethnic and racial groups in the U.S.
  • Apply the foundational theories and concepts in Ethnic Studies to their teaching philosophy and classroom lessons.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Feb 06, 2023 to Mar 20, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition - $645 credit (4 units) $645.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes
Enroll before December 12, 2022 and save 15%. Apply discount code WNTR15
Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality by Spring, J. Routledge 9th edition ISBN 978-1032101576
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Transformative Ethnic Studies in Schools: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Research. by Sleeter, C., & Zavala, M. © 2020 ISBN 0807763454
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