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Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text is a very, very brief textbook suitable for use as a supplemental or stand-alone text in a college-level minority studies Sociology course. Any instructor who would choose to use this as a stand-alone textbook would need to supply a large amount of statistical data and other pertinent and extraneous Sociological material in order to "flesh-out" fully this course. Each module/unit of Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text contains the text, course objectives, a study guide, key terms and concepts, a lecture outline, assignments, and a reading list.

Suggested lecture material for part ii—race and ethnicity

  • Review Master Status.
  • Identify and discuss the history of race and race relations in the US since the 16 th century.
  • Definitions, discussion, and examples of race.
    • Socially defined.
    • A social construct.
  • Definitions, discussion, and examples of ethnicity.
  • Identify the various racial and ethnic groups in the US.
    • Alaska Native
    • American Indian
    • Asian American
    • Black or African American
    • Latino(a)/Hispanic American
    • Pacific Islander
    • White or Anglo American
      • How are these divisions determined?
      • Why do we make these divisions?
  • Discuss the various designations of racial and ethnic groups.
    • What do people want to be called?
    • How do racial/ethnic designations occur and change?
  • Definitions, discussion, and examples of dominant group and dominant group status.
    • Discuss and give examples of white privilege.
  • Definitions, discussion, and examples of minority groups and minority group status.
    • Discuss and give examples of bigotry against minority groups.
  • Use the Internet to display population data about racial and ethnic groups in the US.
    • Historical and current.
  • Immigration
    • Define immigration.
    • Define emigration.
    • Define and discuss push factors.
    • Define and discuss pull factors.
  • Assimilation.
    • Define and discuss cultural assimilation.
    • Define and discuss structural assimilation.
      • Primary
      • Secondary
  • Identify and discuss models of assimilation.
    • Standard Model.
    • Pluralistic Model.
  • Use the Internet to display statistical information concerning immigration into the US.
    • Historical data.
    • Current data.
    • Future data.
      • What is the projected population of each racial and ethnic group?
  • Use the Internet to display statistical information concerning race and ethnicity including such statistical referents as housing, health care, home ownership, business ownership, educational attainment, and labor force participation of each of the racial and ethnic groups in the US.
    • Compare and contrast the data found.
  • Use the Internet to display statistical information concerning the relationship between race and ethnicity and the criminal justice system in the United States.

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Anassong Reply
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do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
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preparation of nanomaterial
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