课程信息
Learners will deepen their understanding and appreciation of ways in which race, ethnicity and cultural diversity have shaped American institutions, ideology, law, and social relationships from the colonial era to the present. Race and ethnicity are ideological and cultural categories that include all groups and individuals. Hence, this course is designed in significant part to take a broad look at the ideology of race and cultural diversity in America’s past and present. The primary focus is on the historical and social relationships among European Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Latino/as, and Asian/Pacific Americans. Issues of race and ethnicity are examined across different ethno-cultural traditions in order to interweave diverse experiences into a larger synthesis of the meaning of race and ethnicity in American life. In this course, we conceive of “race” and “diversity” as references to the entire American population, even as we recognize that different groups have unique historical experiences resulting in distinctive and even fundamental cultural differences. We treat race and ethnicity as dynamic, complex ideological and cultural processes that shape all social institutions, belief systems, inter-group relationships, and individual experiences.
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初级

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

建议:4 weeks of study, 5 hours per week.
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Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Beginner Level

初级

Clock

Approx. 13 hours to complete

建议:4 weeks of study, 5 hours per week.
Comment Dots

English

字幕:English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Concepts of Race and Identity

This module introduces the concept of "race," and begins to address the use of the concept in the United States. It also explores both fears and opportunities raised by the realities of racial and ethnic diversity....
Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
1.2 Exploring Attitudes to Race and Identity4m
1.3 What Is Race?2m
1.4 Race and American Identity3m
1.5 Fear of Multiethnic Democracy4m
1.6 Social and Economic Benefits of a Diverse Democracy3m
Reading1 readings
Supplementary Readings and Videos10m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Historical Legacies of Race in the United States

This module begins to address in greater detail a number of specific issues in the context of the United States: the legacy of slavery in the case of African Americans, the position of native Americans post colonization, and the particular circumstances of Asian American immigrants. These examples raise further complexity in the understanding of race and ethnicity....
Reading
9 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
2.2 Race in the Foundation of American Society8m
2.3 Slavery as an Economic and Political System, and its Abolition8m
2.4 Racial Exclusion for Asians and Native Americans4m
2.5 Revisiting “Race” as a Socio-historical Construction6m
2.6 Race and Immigration4m
2.7 Practices of Racial Subordination8m
2.8 Laws and Customs Based on Race2m
2.9 Past Is Prologue2m
Reading1 readings
Further Reading10m

3

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Legacies of Race and Racism Today

The course now turns in this third module to the complex lived realities of race and ethnic diversity in contemporary American society. Among the issued explored include geographical segregation and racial bias....
Reading
6 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
3.2 How Race Is Lived in America (1)11m
3.3 How Race Is Lived in America (2)10m
3.4 Geographical Segregation Today5m
3.5 Implicit Racial Bias7m
3.6 Facing the Future2m
Reading1 readings
Supplementary Resources: How Race is Lived in America10m

4

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Race and Ethnicity in American Social Institutions

The course concludes in this fourth module with an investigation of institutional racism, systemic social inequalities, and patterns of discrimination. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
4.2 Social Disparities of Race and Ethnicity9m
4.3 Identifying Discrimination in Everyday Social Practice10m
4.4 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Wealth and Income7m
4.5 Inequalities in Education and Housing9m
Reading1 readings
Supplementary Resources: Institutional Racism10m
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By MGFeb 8th 2018

I think is a course that everyone living in actual society need to take to widening their world and reject prejudgment.

Instructor

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James D. Anderson

Edward William and Jane Marr Gutsgell Professor of Education

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