Tompkins Cortland Community College

SOCI203 - Sociology of Race, Power, and Privilege

This course introduces students to the sociological study of race, power, and privilege in the U.S. context. Emphasis is placed on the social construction of race; the historical foundations and contemporary expressions of structural inequalities in wealth, power, and prestige along racial lines; the counter-stories of historically underrepresented racial groups contrasted to the dominant narrative; and the “normalization of whiteness” and resulting privileges. SOCI 201 fulfills the SUNY General Education Social Science requirement. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; MATH 090. Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 116 and ENGL 100, if required by placement testing. Cr. (3 Lec). Fall and spring semesters.