Learning Objectives

3.1 Understand the sociological concepts of prejudice and discrimination.
3.2 Understand the sociological causes of prejudice, and the theories and research related to each.
3.3 Explain how prejudice persists through time, including the role of group competition.
3.4 Assess changing patterns of “traditional” prejudice and explain how “modern” racism relates to “traditional” prejudice.
3.5 Understand modern hate crimes and be able to explain some reasons for their persistence.