Minority Group Relations
3 Credit Hours

This course examines majority-minority group relations from a sociological perspective focusing primarily on race and ethnicity, but also on the intersecting identities of religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, and other social categories. Various oppressed minority groups in American society are examined, revealing the historical experiences and contemporary perspectives of these selected minority groups and the cultural and socioeconomic consequences of privilege, oppression, and social inequality on American society. Knowledge of minority groups and their relations with majority groups and an understanding of human interconnectedness within American society are important skills for achieving success in virtually all occupations and professions; thereby contributing directly to a higher quality of life.