Sociology 106 - Race,Gender, Class & Ethnicity

Kathleen Hulton
TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
UMass Amherst
Moore House room 108
Introduction to Sociology. Analysis of the consequences of membership in racial, gender, class and ethnic groups on social, economic and political life.
(Gen.Ed. SB, DU)
Open to first year Exploring Society RAP students in Moore Hall. SOCIOL 106-01

Students in Exploring Society RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in "Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity" (Sociology 106). In this class, we will examine how sociologists study social inequalities related to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality.

(1) We will begin by exploring how these identities are experienced in people's everyday lives.

(2) Next, we will examine how these identities are constructed and maintained within our dominant institutions from families, schools, and workplaces, to media and the state.

(3) We will end the course by considering creative solutions that work to end social inequalities as seen through resistance and social change efforts.

Besides thinking sociologically about the world around you through engaging with foundational and cutting edge sociological research and theory, you will take part in interactive lectures, class discussions and group work with your peers.

This course is designed to be useful for your success in college by developing your critical thinking, writing, researching, and speaking skills. It will also be of interest to those concerned with social justice efforts, and who wish to discuss ways of creating positive social change.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.