SOC 212 : Race, Class, and Gender

Transcript title

Race, Class, and Gender



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

WR 121 or SOC 201.


Analyzes the relationship between race, class, and gender and political and economic systems. Critically examines the interrelationship between race, class, and gender and societal structures and history.

Learning outcomes

1. Analyze the intersections between social class ,race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other areas of difference.
2. Examine and evaluate alternative perspectives and opinions while challenging assumptions regarding the influence of social forces on social groups.
3. Apply sociological theories and concepts to course readings, case studies, and historical and contemporary events.

Content outline

1. Sociological perspective
2. The matrix of domination
3. Social construction and sociological analysis of race
4. Intersection theory
5. Whiteness and white privilege
6. Social construction of sociological analysis of gender
7. Social construction of sociological analysis of race
8. Colorblind racism

Required materials

All readings available online.

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by homework assignments, exams, and discussion and participation.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science
  • Cultural Literacy

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