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Race, Ethnicity, Class & Gender

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 09-24-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-05-2018 - Refund Policy
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Course Description:

This course explores the relationship between race, ethnicity, class and gender in the construction of human society. Students will 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 and sexual orientation.

Essential Objectives:

1. Define race, ethnicity, class, gender, racism, classism, sexism, homophobia and misogyny.
2. Analyze social phenomena, such as economic stratification, using race, class and gender as explanatory concepts.
3. Discuss the distinction between intellectual rejection of prejudice and unconscious retention of prejudicial attitudes and behaviors.
4. Document and critically assess the proposition that Western thought has traditionally been centered on the experiences and values of only a privileged few.
5. Analyze 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.
6. Describe the ways in which social privilege, political power and traditional ideologies reinforce and maintain racial, ethnic, class and gender stereotypes.
7. Analyze individual and institutional resistances to the recognition of human diversity.
8. Discuss the values, benefits, and challenges that diversity offers to communities, schools, and the workplace.
9. Compare theories of social stratification and resulting inequalities based on race, ethnicity, class, and gender.


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

Evaluation Criteria:

Attendance/Discussion Board      30%

Research paper rough draft
to E-tutoring                                   5%

Research paper final                     25%

Media reflective essays (2)          20%

Mid-term exam                            10%

Final exam                                   10%


Grading Criteria:

A    96%-100%

A-   90%-95%

B+  87%- 89%

B    84% - 86%

B-   80% - 83%
        C+  77% - 79%

                        C   74%-76%

                        C-  70%-73%

                        D+  67%-69%

        D    64%-66%

        D-  60%-63%


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Attendance Policy:

This is an accelerated teaching and learning model. Regular daily attendance and weekly participation in class is an essential component of a student’s success in this course and is a completion requirement.  Attendance is taken in the Discussion each week. Students are allowed one absence from class for extenuating circumstances, but work must still be made up. Two absences will result in a non-passing grade.  All assignments are expected to be completed and turned in on time.  A late assignment will result in a full letter grade deduction for each day late – there will be no exceptions. 





Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender SOC2040 online accelerated FALL 2018

SYLLABUS - Community College of Vermont


Material covered



                Sept 4-7

Sept 8-10


Race & Ethnicity

Social Class

Forum – Introductions

Forum – Identity Race/Ethnicity

Forum – Social Class


Sept 11-14

Sept 15-17





Forum – Identity Gender

Forum – Identity Sexuality

Forum – Choose Research

Paper Topic


Sept 18-21

Sept 22-24




Forum – Racism

Forum – Sexism

Media Essay #1 Due


Sept 25-28

Sept 29-Oct 1

E X A M – open 9/25-10/1


Power and Social Class

Resources for Final Paper

Forum – Power and Social Class

Forum – Resource List for

Research Paper


Mid-term exam



Oct 2-5

Oct 6-8


Race and Social Change

Community Organizing

Forum – Race and Social Change

Forum – Community Organizing

Media Essay #2 Due


Oct 9-12


Oct 13-15




Social Change Gender and Sexuality

Class and Social Change

Forum – Social Change Gender and Sexuality

Forum – Class and Social Change

Send draft paper to eTutoring by October 13th


                Oct 16-22


F I N A L   E X A M


Final Paper due Oct 22nd

Final Exam due Oct 22nd



Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: 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.

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