BLS 360: Race, Ethnicity, & Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Race and ethnicity are social constructs that have for years been used to categorize all groups and individuals. While many are accustomed to conflating the terms ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’, these categorizations have distinct meanings. Within this course, we take a general look at the impact of race and ethnicity, and how their intersection has impacted cultural diversity in America’s past and present. This course examines how social issues such as poverty, healthcare, education, and activism are impacted by race and ethnicity. The course also allows learners to deepen their understanding of the manner for which race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity have shaped American institutions, ideology, law, and social relationships from the colonial era to the present.