A. Introduction to race and ethnicity
1. Definitions of race and ethnicity, modern and historical comparisons.
2. Race theories: anthropological, philosophical and cultural.
3. Relation to social class and social categorization based on phonotypical markers.
B. Race and ethnicity in the United States
1. Comparison of different groups in the United States.
2. Pre-existing groups and immigrant groups both forced and voluntary.
3. Actions towards racial and ethnic groups (e.g. prejudice, internment, discrimination)
C. Social and class constructs
1. Avenues and barriers to social mobility
2. Intersections of race and class in societal hierarchies
3. Social class in the United States.
4. Wealth vs. income, WASPs and old money.
D. Issues of gender, both national and global
1. Definitions of gender.
2. Feminism and gender, historical and modern.
3. Definition of LGBT and issues faced by members of that group.
4. Examination of gender issues worldwide (e.g. female circumcision, cultural oppressions, other views of sexuality)