CES 200 Equity and Diversity in Contemporary Culture • 5 Cr.
Examine the roles that race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, ability, and religion play in your life and in larger U.S. society. Using multiple means of analysis (scholarship, literature, and media), we will investigate how systems of power and inequality intersect and shape American society in both the past and present. Satisfies either Social Science or Humanities credit.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Critically examine and reflect upon how identity based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, ability, and/or religion differently impacts individual and group member experiences in U.S. society.
- Analyze how systems of oppression intersect with one another to create inequality and marginalization.
- Examine social issues from the perspective of marginalized groups and identify ways to work toward a more socially just and inclusive society.