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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Sociology - SOC 210

Cultural Diversity

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is an analysis of racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. in relation to evolving social, economic and cultural factors. Various American minority cultures are studied with an emphasis on education, politics, religion and the resulting cultural effects. Sociological and psychological concepts and theories will be explored. The impact of the current wave of immigrants to the U.S. will be discussed and the incidents of hate crimes will be explored.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Enhance social and cultural awareness.
  • Examine the historical creation of cultural diversity in the United States due to global migration.
  • Apply sociological concepts and theories to the study of race and ethnic relations.
  • Analyze empirical examples of the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Outline patterns of intergroup relations from the functionalist, conflict and interactionist perspectives.
  • Compare and contrast the societal integration processes of racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
  • Explore the unifying values of diverse groups.
  • Assess the richness and diversity of a pluralistic society.
  • Identify ethnocentrism and the influence of biases, motivations and limitations on thought processes.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 210141060Cultural DiversityRMT3Smith-Botos B6/24/0Open$12.00W  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; SOCIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 210111019Cultural DiversityRMT3Coury M14/31/0Open$12.00M W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday