SOC 29
Sociology of Structural Racism in the United States

Course Description

Sociological investigation into the socio-historical development of race and ethnicity as analytical categories and organizing principles in the U.S. Emphasis on the impact of racialized public policies and structural practices on past and contemporary structures in U.S. society. Analysis of socio-legal effects of the Civil Rights Movement, public policy and its impact on diverse racial and ethnic populations in the U.S. Demographic implications of race and ethnic relations on major social institutions in the United States. Historical and sociological assessment of majority–minority relations with emphasis on the experiences of African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino-Americans, Asian-Americans and the indigenous Native American tribes, and mixed-race populations. Exploration of intersectional relationships between categories of labor, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
26468 SOC 29 1Z ·T·R··· 10:30 AM-11:20 AM Mari Tapia ONLINE
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Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

SOC -029.-01Z-: This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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