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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 13-Jun-24
 

Fall 2024 | SOC-2040-VO01 - Race, Ethnicity, Class & Gender


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 14 (as of 07-24-24 8:05 PM)
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Faculty

Karen Case
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Gilberto Diaz Santos

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General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Social Sciences
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course explores the relationship between race, ethnicity, class and gender in the construction of human society. Students learn to apply these concepts in order to better understand social forces in their own experience and to identify the social and psychological interests served by discrimination based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sex, and sexuality.


Essential Objectives

1. Define the evolving sociological frameworks and language used to describe race, ethnicity, class, gender, sex, and sexuality.
2. Analyze how institutions, policies, and other social structures are used to create, maintain, or dismantle social inequalities.
3. Explore the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in the social construction of reality, and examine methods through which social scientists conduct research on these intersections.
4. Examine theories related to origins of prejudice, including conscious and unconscious thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors.
5. Document and critically assess the proposition that Western thought has traditionally been centered on the experiences and values of only a privileged few.
6. Describe the ways in which social privilege, political power and traditional ideologies reinforce and maintain racial, ethnic, class and gender stereotypes.
7. Evaluate the impacts of greater diversity within communities, including neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. Browse the Canvas Site for this class.


Artificial Intelligence(AI) Policy Statement

CCV recognizes that artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI tools are widely available and becoming embedded in many online writing and creative applications.

Prohibited: The use of generative AI is not allowed in this course, with the exception of spellcheck, grammar check and similar tools. This course rests in the value of students engaging in the learning process without relying on AI-generated content. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills independently, owning their learning journey from start to finish. If you use these tools, your actions would be considered academically dishonest and a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.


Methods

  • Weekly Discussions
  • Reading and research
  • One media essay
  • Research on a topic of interest to you culminating in a 5-7 page paper

Evaluation Criteria

Attendance/Discussion Board 40%

Research paper rough draft
to E-tutoring 5%

Research paper final 25%

Media essay 10%

Mid-term exam 10%

Final exam 10%


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Introductions - Familiarization with course site and expectations

    

Online Discussion

 

2

Race & Ethnicity

  

Textbook Chapter 1 & 11

  

Online Discussion

 

3

Social Stratification

  

Textbook Chapter 9

  

Online Discussion

 

4

Gender

  

Textbook Chapter 12

  

Online Discussion

 

5

Sexuality

    

Online Discussion

 

6

Disability

    

Online Discussion

 

7
    

Mid Term Exam

 

8
    

Research Paper Prep

 

9

Family

  

Textbook Chapter 14

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  

Online Discussion

 

10

Education

  

Textbook Chapter 16

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  

Online Discussion

 

11

Work

  

Textbook Chapter 18

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  

Online Discussion

 

12

Violence & Social Control

  

Textbook Chapter 7

  

Online Discussion

 

13

Media

  

Textbook Chapters 3 & 4

  

Online Discussion

 

14

Data

    

Online Discussion

 

15
    

Final Exam

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.