BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCI-200 - The Nature of Racism - 3.00 Credits

SOCI-200 - The Nature of Racism - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines the nature of racism and solutions to it from a historical, political, sociological, and cultural perceptive. This course will also look at race and culture as a social concept recognizing the impact of dominant majority group values, norms, and conflicting ideologies that inevitably lead to inequitable social and economic structures in Canada. Racism is analyzed by looking how it is manifested in government, education, media, human services, employment, justice and law enforcement. Finally, the concept of democratic racism will be explored as well as the policies and practices that support or attempt to dissolve its existence.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Upon completion of this course students should possess an introductory understanding of:
  • Various perspectives on Racism

  • Racism as it exists in Canadian public institutions

  • How racism is taught and sustained by the education system, media and the arts

  • How racism is being addressed in Canada

    Upon completion of this course, the student will possess a fundamental understanding of:
  • How to write a formal research essay

  • How to write an argumentative, analytical, exploratory essay

  • APA format

  • Basic research strategies

  • Time management and study techniques
  • Text and Materials:
  • Henry, F., Tator, C., Mattis, W., & Rees, T. (1998). The Colour of Democracy: Racism in Canadian Society. Scarborough: Nelson.

  • Other Resources:
  • Supplementary Readings handed out in class
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Subject to Education Council/Board approval.
    Current Course Offerings:
    SOCI-200-01     08 Jan 2024 - 19 Apr 2024