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ANTH 201 - Ethnic and Race Relations
ANTH 201

An examination of the causes and consequences of racism, prejudice, stigma and discrimination within various social and structural contexts, with a focus on the Canadian experience. Multiculturalism, citizenship and aboriginal rights will also be explored.

Credits: 3

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 45
Total Weeks: 15

This course is offered online: Yes

Prerequisites: First year course in Anthropology or Sociology or consent of instructor

Course Content:
  • Introduction to the course, concepts and perspectives in the study of race, ethnicity, and ethnic relations
  • Finding a Theoretical Focus; Theories of Ethnic Change and Persistence
  • A Demographic History of Ethnic Groups in Canada
  • Language and the Quebecois Nation, Presentation
  • Ethnic Identity: Theories, Factors, and Dimensions of Ethnic Identification
  • Construction of a Sacred Reality
  • Race and Historic Racism; Classification of Humans, Racism in Historical Perspective, Immigration and Racism
  • Racism: Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Continued Racism
  • The Quest for Human Rights
  • Typology of Human Rights
Learning Outcomes:
  • The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of ethnic, race and stigmatized minority relations in Canada and elsewhere.
  • The course will examine the causes and consequences of racism, prejudice, stigma and discrimination within various social and structural contexts.
  • The focus will be partly on the Canadian experience. Such topics as multiculturalism, new-nationalism, citizenship, immigration, ethnic cleansing, anti-antisemitism, and aboriginal rights will also be studied.
  • An over-all human rights approach is offered as a framework to the analysis of ethnic and minority issues.
Grading System: Letters
Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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