Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Examines the issues of race and ethnicity and their interrelationships with contemporary global patterns of political factionalism, economic disparity, religious fervor and ethnic nationalism. Examines how these issues influence the processes of development for various countries throughout the world. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 30747

From the Instructor:

I would like to welcome you all to our summer 2014 course: GEO 230: Geography of Race and Ethnic Relations. Some of you may not be very familiar with the PCC online teaching/learning system, but I assure you that you will learn fast and will do just fine. If this is your first online class, I suggest that you go through our Online Learning Orientation located at: http://www.pcc.edu/about/distance/ and click on New Students on the left side of the page.

If you need technical help dont hesitate to contact the Student Help Desk: (503) 977-8222 or 1-866-922-1010 x8222. They are paid to help you and will be happy to do so. For questions regarding your textbook availability please contact the PCC Book Store at: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/bookstore/. Your required textbook is also available in digital version or through rent for a cheaper price.

Course Specific Requirements:
Below, I have listed your textbooks for the course. Please get your required book prior to beginning of the term. You are responsible only for our required book; the other books are optional and can be used for doing your optional extra credit article reviews.

Martin N. Marger, Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives (Tenth Edition), Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2014 (ISBN: 978-1285749693)


John Stone and Polly Rizova, Racial Conflict in Global Society (PPSS - Polity Political Sociology series), Polity, 2014 (ISBN-13: 978-0745662619)

Gail Garfield, Tightrope: A Racial Journey to the Age of Obama, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014 (ISBN-13: 978-1442224230)p>

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, The New Press, 2012 (ISBN-13: 978-1595586438)

Adilifu Nama, Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino, University of Texas Press, April 15, 2015 (ISBN: 978-0292772366)

Good luck,
Masoud Kheirabadi

P.S. This is a totally online course, so there is NO in-person Orientation or any other such meetings. The D2L (Desire to Learn) web site for the course will become available to you on Monday June 22. See you online.

Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
30747 WEB » - 22-Jun-2015 thru 25-Jul-2015
Instructor: Masoud Kheirabadi
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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