Courses and Syllabi

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Fall 2020

Undergraduate

200-Level Courses

SOCI 208: Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (3 Credits)

Introduces students to individuals and ideas which have shaped and influenced racial and ethnic interactions and relations in the past and present. Attention will focus on historical meanings and sentiments attached to race and ethnicity as concepts, ideas, and images, and the ways these concepts and images have co-joined to allocate differential social, political, economic, and educational rewards to individuals and groups designated as racial groups, ethnic groups, or both. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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300-Level Courses

ENGH 352: Topics in Ethnic American Literature (3 Credits)

Studies particular ethnic American literatures. Focuses on literatures such as Asian American, Native American, Latino/a, Arab American, or Jewish American. Notes: May be repeated when topic (expressed by course subtitle and content) is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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INTS 361: Neighborhood, Community, and Identity (3-6 Credits)

Examines processes of neighborhood formation and transformation in the context of urbanism, suburbanism, immigration, and transmigration. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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SOCI 308: Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World (3 Credits)

Explores how race and ethnicity have been shaped by policies and practices in Western and non-Western societies. Explores the evolution of racial and ethnic attitudes from a global and historical perspective. Examines how changing demographic racial patterns may affect definitions of race and ethnicity and the ways in which people individually and collectively act to create new futures. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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SPAN 388: Introduction to Latina/o Studies (3 Credits)

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of U.S. Latina/o cultural production, designed to promote critical thinking in understanding Latina/o histories, literatures, and cultures. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 335 or 336, or SPAN 370, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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400-Level Courses

GOVT 445: Human Rights (3 Credits)

Explores philosophical, legal, and political issues at heart of modern international human rights movement. Examines historical background legal architecture of modern human rights movement. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 132.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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SPAN 430: Spanish in the United States (3 Credits)

Covers both formal and sociolinguistic aspects of Spanish in the U.S. by discussing demographic aspects and a historical overview of the varieties of Spanish spoken in the United States. Gives a foundation in issues such as linguistic variation, language choice, the relationship among race, ethnicity, and language; official language policies; individual and societal bilingualism; and language diversity in education. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or advanced ability in Spanish, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading: This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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