This course presents the student with information about minority groups from a cultural and historical perspective and also addresses social, political, and economic factors that contribute to the interrelated workings of various minority groups to contemporary American society. The course also will explore the psychological and sociological framework of minority / dominant group interaction patterns, and discuss the origins and causes of prejudice and discrimination. Issues explored in this course include: racial profiling, affirmative action, African American slavery reparations, bilingual education, immigration laws, reverse discrimination, and racial and cultural epitaphs in our society, sexual harassment, homophobia and misogyny in popular culture.
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.
There are ten critical thinking questions, fifteen topic exams, four additional essays, and one term paper that students are required to complete for this course.
Computer Literacy Requirement
The student must have previous experience working with computers and the internet; must be able to use e-mail; and must be able to send attachments via e-mail. The student must have access to the software listed above.
Assessments and Assignments
Fourteen Chapter Tests
A Final Exam
Fourteen short answer responses to the author’s review questions (one per chapter) and a term paper
Instructor: Dr. Pete Conis