SOC 115: Understanding Diversity

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Social Sciences,
Academic Elective

Examines elements that create differences within society and exposes learners to a variety of cultural ideas that will lead to a better understanding of people who are different. Culture, ethnicity, lifestyle, religion, disabilities, age, and gender issues will be examined. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)

  1. Distinguish between difference and inequality.
  2. Evaluate the sociological perspectives on racial, ethnic, and religious groups in the United States.
  3. Explain the social construction of inequality by race, ethnicity and religious groups.
  4. Analyze the stereotypes, images, prejudices, and behaviors regarding racial, ethnic and religious groups.
  5. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the experience of selected racial, ethnic and religious groups in the United States.
  6. Analyze the important issues related to diverse population groups in the United States.
  7. Evaluate the current indicators of discriminatory practices against diverse populations in the United States.