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Sociology 5: Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations in America

This is a multidisciplinary study of ethnicity (belonging to an ethnic group) and ethnic group relations in the United States from an historical and sociological perspective. It emphasizes a challenging field of study with the dynamics of emergence, ethnocentrism, change, marginality and acculturation of major ethnic groups in the United States. The immense diversity of these groups will be explored and analyzed through the methodology of recent sociological research. This course is designed to meet an ethnic studies requirement. (MJC SOCIO 150)

Transfer: UC/CSU. IGETC 4C, 4J; CSU-GE D0, D3. C-ID: SOCI 150

Sociology 5: Syllabus

Sociology 5: Exam Questions

Sociology 5: Highly Recommended Sources




Articles for Sociology 5


Cahokia: America's Lost City By Glenn Hodges

Confronting Evil: Genocide in Rwanda (featuring Alison Des Forges)

442 Film

Go For Broke - National Education Center

How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era By Tanvi Misra (NPR)

Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement

Migration Policy Institute

Moving Photographs of Japanese American Internees, Then and Now Photographs By Paul Kitagaki Jr. (Mother Jones)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of the American Indian

Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify By Eric Mennel (NPR)

Share of Immigrants in U.S. Nears Highs of Early 20th Century, Report Finds By Julia Preston (The New York Times)

Tenement Museum - New York City

The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations, Interview with author Adam Cohen (NPR)