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SOC 318 - Racism & Ethnicity Hawaii-Travel


2 credit(s)
This course allows students to examine the racial and ethnic politics in Hawaii, a state that many believe is a melting pot, where all racial and ethnic groups live harmoniously. The course allows students to see firsthand the consequences of socially constructing race and ethnicity, the colonization of Hawaii, the plantation era in Hawaii, and the continued racial and ethnic politics that marginalize various groups in Hawaii. Students enrolled in this course will visit historical sites in Hawaii to better understand the how the racial and ethnic structure in Hawaii was created. Students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with scholars, who specialize in the area of racial and ethnic relations in Hawaii, as well as community activists, whose activism responds to the racial and ethnic hierarchy that exists in Hawaii. Students will also complete a research project, while in Hawaii, which will allows them to better understand the everyday lived racial and ethnic experiences of individuals in Hawaii. Overall, this course provides students with firsthand experiences of how the racial and ethnic hierarchy in Hawaii shapes the life chances of individuals living in Hawaii.
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: Diverse Perspectives and Social Systems and Human Behavior.
Prerequisite(s): SOC 305 .



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