Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class has changed the way that I view life. It has challenged my assumptions and helped me to be more critical of facets of life that I assume to be true. I think this is a class that everyone should take in order to be a well rounded, proactive and altruistic member of society.
This course discussed racism in America through a selection of interconnected parts of life. One thing the course emphasized was how economic discrimination effected housing selection which then effects educational opportunities and job possibilities. Job possibilities was connected back to economic discrimination and continued in the cycle. Another layer of this cycle was political policies and the effects of mass incarceration on nonwhite minorities. As a result of this class I have come to understand the difference between interpersonal racism and institutional racism and how they permeate American society.
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Advice for students:
One of the keys to succeeding in this course is attending lecture and completing the readings. Part of the readings includes completing an online quiz system that does not contribute to your grade, but helps prepare for exams. Many of the questions on the exams are directly related to the online quiz questions. Lecture is important to attend since there are occasional in class quizzes, but lecture is also really interesting. There is lots of peer discussion and class discussion which is really enjoyable.