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ETHS 311 - Understanding Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Summer 2020, Section 50

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000577 ETHS 311 50 Understanding Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
05/09 - 08/16
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4.0 Full Lewis, Nantawan
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
5/9/2020 - 8/16/2020 n/a n/a n/a Lewis, Nantawan

Notes
  • Racial Issues Graduation Requirement
  • Note: This is a completely online course, not an independent study. Course has no required in-person or synchronous meetings. There are required online activities and assignments each week. May require remotely proctored exams that require a webcam and microphone. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/solr.
  • Community Engagement

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Full Size: 24 Enrolled: 24 Seats Remaining: 0

Restrictions
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until May 15, 2020, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is July 27, 2020.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $1,242.24
Tuition -nonresident: $1,242.24
Approximate Course Fees: $144.44

Course Level
Undergraduate

General/Liberal Education Category
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies
  • Racial Issues Graduation Requirement

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 06 - Humanities/Fine Arts
    • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
    • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
    • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
    • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Goal 07 - Human Diversity
    • Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
    • Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
    • Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
    • Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.

Description
This course examines historical experiences of at least three racial groups. Groups explored include African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Chicanos/Latinos and European immigrants. The course considers the different experiences of these groups as impacted by gender, class and other factors. It aims to deepen and broaden students' understanding of racial and ethnic groups in the United States by studying the similarities and differences of their experiences. Significant focus is given to issues of race and racism.

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