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ETH 125 Week 1 – 9 ALL Study Guides–

ETH 125 Week 1 – 9 ALL Study Guides–

WEEK1:

 

Individual Assignment: Appendix A Includes 528 words with 0 references in correct APA format.

Part I

Define the following terms found in Week One and Week Two readings:

  • Diversity
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Melting pot
  • Minority group
  • Migration
  • Immigration
  • Culture

 

Part II

Answer each question in 250 to 350 words:

  • What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
  • Why do people label and group other people?

 

 

WEEK2: 

Individual Assignment: Implicit Association Test Includes 339 words with 0 references in correct APA format.

Complete the Harvard-hosted Implicit Association Test (IAT) using the following instructions.

Each test you choose to take should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Navigate to the Project Implicit® home page at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ and click Demonstration.

At the IAT home page, click on Go to the Demonstration Tests.

At the Preliminary Information page, read the disclaimer and click on I wish to proceed. You will be prompted to select a test. Take any of the IAT tests that interest you.

Write and post a 150- to 300-word response to the following questions. Do you agree with the results of your  IAT. If you are comfortable sharing what are your results?

  • If you are comfortable sharing, what was the result of your IAT?
  • Do you agree or disagree with the result?
  • Do you think that the results are valid for you? Explain why or why not.
  • In your opinion, is prejudice easy or difficult to measure accurately? Why?

 

Individual Assignment: Appendix B Includes 573 words with 0 references in correct APA format.

The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Match race and ethnicity key terms with their correct descriptions:

1. Copy each key term from the Key Terms list below.

2. Paste each key term into the cell to the right of its matching description.

Key Terms: Stereotype, Gender group, Pluralism, Sociology, Minority group, Assimilation, Conflict perspective, Segregation, Ethnic group, Racism, Class, Subordinate group, Social construction of race, Racial group, Religious minority group.

Individual Assignment: Appendix B Includes 969 words with 0 references in correct APA format.

Part I

Define the following terms:

  • Stereotypes
  • Prejudice
  • Labeling theory

 

Part II

Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability

 

Part III

Answer each question in 100 to 150 words related to those stereotypes:

  • What are the positive aspects of the stereotypes, if any?
  • What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?

 

Answer each question in 150 to 250 words related to those stereotypes:

  • What is the difference between stereotyping and prejudice? Use examples to illustrate the differences.
  • What is the relationship between stereotyping and prejudice?
  • What can be done to prevent prejudice from occurring?

 

 

WEEK 3: 

Individual Assignment: Appendix C Includes 633 words with 0 references in correct APA format.

Part I

Define the following terms:

  • Discrimination
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Political correctness

 

Part II

Write a 150- to 250-word response to each of the following questions:

  • How is discrimination different from prejudice and stereotyping?
  • What are the causes of discrimination?
  • How is discrimination faced by one identity group (race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability) the same as discrimination faced by another? How are they different?

 

 

WEEK 4: 

Individual Assignment: Appendix D Includes 2,716 words with 0 references in correct APA format

Part I

Define the following terms:

  • Ethnic group
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Islamophobia
  • Xenophobia
  • Persecution
  • Religious group

 

Part II

Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic group not your own from the list below.

• Religious groups

•          Christianity

•          Evangelical Protestant

•          Mainline Protestant

•          Historically Black Churches

•          Roman Catholic

•          Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

•          Jehovah’s Witnesses

•          Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)

•          Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)

•          Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)

•          Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)

•          Hinduism

 

• Ethnic groups

•          Asian (Asian descent)

•          Black (African descent)

•          Hispanic and Latino (South or Central American descent)

•          Pacific Islander (Polynesian descent)

•          White (European descent)

 

Part III

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the religious group you selected:

  • How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (such as in their beliefs, worship practices, or values)?
  • What has been the experience of your selected religious group with others that do not share its beliefs or practices?
  • In what ways has the religious group you selected contributed to American culture?
  • Provide specific examples of prejudice or discrimination your selected religious group has experienced.
  • What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?
  • Does what you’ve learned about this religious group help you understand it? In what ways?

 

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the ethnic group you selected:

  • How does your selected ethnic group differ from other ethnic groups (such as differences in ancestry, language, or culture)?
  • What has been your selected ethnic group’s experience with other ethnic groups?
  • In what ways has the ethnic group you selected contributed to American culture?
  • Identify some specific examples of prejudice or discrimination that your selected ethnic group has experienced historically.
  • What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?
  • Does what you’ve learned about this ethnic group help you understand it? How?

 

Part IV

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each:

  • How are the prejudice and discrimination experienced by your selected religious group and ethnic group similar?
  • How are they different?
  • Can you draw any conclusions about discrimination from this comparison?

 

 

WEEK5:

Individual Assignment: Historical Report on Race Includes 1,086 words with 5 references in correct APA format.

Search the Internet for groups and organizations promoting racial equality to help you complete this assignment. You may also refer to the Internet Resource Directory in Ch. 13 of Racial and Ethnic Groups.

 

Using the information from the text and your web search, identify one racial group from the list below:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Middle Eastern American
  • Hispanic American/Latino
  • Native American

 

Write and post a 750- to 1,050-word paper from one of the perspectives below:

  • A historian writing about the racial group in a book chapter
  • A news reporter writing a newspaper article or blog entry about the racial group
  • An individual member of the racial group, writing a personal letter to a friend who is not a member of that racial group

 

Answer the following questions:

  • What have been the experiences of this racial group throughout U.S. history?
  • What have been the political, social, and cultural issues and concerns throughout American history?
  • What legislation meant to constrain race within prejudicial boundaries was enacted? How did the various groups you researched fight this legislation?
  • What legislation meant to alleviate prejudicial boundaries has been enacted? How did the various groups you researched promote this legislation?

 

Individual Assignment: Appendix E Includes 544 words with 0 references in correct APA format.

Part I

Define the following terms:

  • Racial formation
  • Segregation
  • De jure segregation
  • Pluralism
  • Assimilation

 

Part II

Answer the following questions in 150 to 350 words each:

•          Throughout most of U.S. history in most locations, what race has been the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group?

•          What are some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group?

•          In what ways have laws been used to enforce discrimination? Provide examples. These laws were intended against which racial minorities?

•          In what ways have laws been used to eliminate discrimination? Provide examples. Did the laws work to eliminate discrimination?

 

 

WEEK 6: 

Individual Assignment: Appendix F Includes 936 words with 0 references in correct APA format.

 

Part I

Define the following terms:

  • White privilege
  • Racial profiling
  • Racism
  • Reverse discrimination

 

Part II

Complete the following using the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race located on your student website:

• Select 1 racial group from the list below:

•          African American

•          Asian American

•          Arab American

•          Hispanic American/Latino

•          White/Caucasian

Write a 250- to 350-word summary of the economic, social, and political standings of that group. Use additional resources if necessary, from the University Library or your textbooks.

 

Part III

Answer the following in 150 to 250 words each:

• How do racial groups interact in contemporary America? Are interactions positive, negative, or neutral? Support your response using proper citations.

• Are there existing social inequities based on race? Why or why not?

• What do you believe to be the causes of racial prejudice and discrimination in today’s society?

 

WEEK 7:

 Individual Assignment: Appendix H Paper Includes 1,089 words with 2 references in correct APA format.

What has been the status of women in the United States throughout history?

What is the status of women in the U.S. today?

What are some examples of concepts or constructions of masculinity and femininity that you see in society and in media?

Historically, what has been the social status of GLBT people?

What is the status of GLBT people in the U.S. today?

 

WEEK8:

Individual Assignment: Appendix I Includes 2,408 words with 9 references.

Part I

Define the following terms:

Ageism

Baby boomer

Americans with Disabilities Act

Visitability

Accessibility

Disability

Inclusion

Deinstitutionalization

Special education

Part II

Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population.

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each:

• What is being done to address the issues you identified?

• Is the number of aging population expected to rise in numbers or decrease?

• What types of legislation may or may not be affected by the aging population?

• How does poverty affect the ageing population?

Part III

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each:

• How have people with disabilities been treated in the past?

• How has the attitude toward people with disabilities changed over time?

• What are some unique circumstances or issues encountered by people with disabilities?

• What is being done to address those issues?

• What types of legislation have been introduced to address issues faced by people with disabilities?

 

WEEK 9:

Individual Assignment: Race and Your Community Includes 1,684 words with 6 references.

• Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word autobiographical research paper analyzing the influences of race as it relates to your community. In your paper, write your first-person account of how human interactions in your community have been racialized. For the community, you may consider relations within your neighborhood, local government, service groups, clubs, schools, workplace, or any environment of which you are a part.

• Answer the following questions and provide examples:

  • Do members of your community look like you? In what ways do they look the same or different?
  • How do leaders within your community treat people who are like you? How do they treat people who are different?
  • How do other members of your community treat people who are like you? How do they treat people who are different?
  • Do your texts or work manuals contain information by or about people like you?
  • Do the local media represent people like you? If so, in what ways?
  • What are some similarities and differences between you and the people who are in leadership positions in your community? Do you think minority group interests are represented within your community?
  • If you could resolve any inequities within your community, what do you change? How and why?
  • Which main concepts from the text relate to race? Apply some of these concepts to your project.

 

Include the following elements in your paper:

  • The thesis addresses racial issues in your local community.
  • Three sources are used, and one source is a community member, leader, or representative from a local community organization.
  • The paper is written in first-person point of view, with an autobiographical approach.
  • Text concepts are applied to your observations.

 

Individual Assignment: Final Project Includes 1,902 words with 0 references.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper that answers the following questions:

  • What information about diversity in the United States has helped you better understand or relate to others in ways that you may not have in the past? Have you learned something new about your own racial, ethnic, or cultural history?
  • Trends in immigration will continue to shape the demographics of the United States. What will the U.S. population look like in the year 2050? Why do you think so?
  • What challenges does the United States face due to the diversity of its people?
  • What are the benefits of such a diverse society?
  • How can we foster a climate of acceptance and cultural pluralism in the United States?
  • In what ways does the media perpetuate stereotyping and prejudice? Provide examples to support your assertion.
  • In what ways does the media help foster appreciation for diversity? Provide examples to support your assertion.
  • How might individuals and the United States work together to reduce prejudice and increase appreciation for diversity?How might you change your own behaviors to be more inclusive and pluralistic?
  • How might you change your own behaviors to be more inclusive and pluralistic?