Dec 01, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCIOL 230 - Race, Incarceration, and Deportation

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

Police shootings of black youth have become a lightening rod for debates over race and racism in the US today. Debates over immigration and border control are another barometer of US racial attitudes. Operating behind these highly visible and controversial public issues, there are disparate patterns of privilege and inequality that are connected to the rise of mass incarceration and mass deportations, but which are not as easy to see. The goal of this class is to help students develop a deeper sociological understanding of these issues that is informed by theories of race and racism, stratification, and structural inequality.

Course Attribute(s):
Distribution Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 101