SOC 218 - Foundations of Intergroup Relations
Fall 2020, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit granted if you've already taken ALA 220, SOC 218, or PSYCH 218 with the topic "Foundations in Intergroup Relations (#2).
May not be repeated for credit.
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(Synchronous and Remote)

This introductory course will examine the history of various social identity groups in the United States including identities based on race/ethnicity, gender, religion, socio-­-economic class, sexual orientation, and ability status. This course will also examine the theory behind how social identity groups form, and how bias develops (prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination). We will also explore how people develop an understanding of their own social identity group membership, how groups are impacted by privilege and power dynamics, and how to develop advocacy for groups to which one does not belong. Students can expect to participate in class through individual and group projects as well as a class discussion. While there will be some lectures, this course is primarily interactive and activity-based.

Intended Audience:

For students who can attend during the scheduled class time to participate in class discussions and activities. Only first-year and second-year students interested in Psychology, Sociology and related disciplines.

Class Format:

All aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. There may be occasional opportunities for face-to-face meetings for individual students who are local. The face-to-face opportunities are optional, not required. This course will be offered synchronously where students are engaging in class discussions and activities. We will rely primarily on zoom for our class meetings. Students will be expected to attend class during the scheduled meeting times. Because of the community nature of this class, a camera is expected. Accommodations will be made for students with excused absences.


SOC 218 - Foundations of Intergroup Relations
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
11Y1 or Y2
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: There may be occasional opportunities for face-to-face meetings for individual students who are local. The face-to-face opportunities are optional, not required. Questions? Contact
003 (SEM)
14Y1 or Y2
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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