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Ch 48: GACE Behavioral Science: Race, Ethnicity & Religion

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As you prepare for the GACE Behavioral Science test, complete the activities of this chapter to review a variety of issues involving ethnicity, race and religion that you'll see on the exam.

GACE Behavioral Science: Race, Ethnicity & Religion - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to reinforce what you've learned about religion, ethnicity and race in sociology. The engaging video lessons will leave you all set to take on GACE Behavioral Science test questions that ask about:

  • Theories of social stratification
  • The difference between race and ethnicity
  • Effects of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
  • Causes of prejudice
  • Different kinds of interactions between social groups
  • Effects of religious stratification
  • Ethnic competition

After you've completed these lessons be sure to test your understanding of the material by completing the assessments that accompany them. The lesson transcripts give you another way to review the material.

7 Lessons in Chapter 48: GACE Behavioral Science: Race, Ethnicity & Religion
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Social Stratification: Definition, Theories & Examples

1. Social Stratification: Definition, Theories & Examples

Social stratification refers to a system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy. Let's examine some of the theories surrounding this concept.

Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

2. Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity. First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next, the idea of a social minority is defined, along with distinction and subordination. Finally, U.S. trends regarding minority influence are outlined.

Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples

3. Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples

There are many different types of people in the world. What happens when one person thinks or feels a certain way about an entire group of people? Watch this lesson to find out about stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

4. Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

Why do some people dislike entire groups of people? What causes prejudice? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the theories about what makes people prejudiced, including scapegoat theory, authoritarian personality, and culture theory.

Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities

5. Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities

The world is a diverse place full of all sorts of people. In this lesson, we'll examine the effects of pluralism and what happens when people from different backgrounds interact, including segregation, genocide, assimilation, and miscegenation.

Ethnic Competition, Division & Domination

6. Ethnic Competition, Division & Domination

This lesson will explore the concepts of ethnicity in reference to ethnic competition, division, and domination. It will also highlight the atrocity of ethnic cleansing.

How Religious Stratification Impacts Social Status

7. How Religious Stratification Impacts Social Status

This lesson will define two basic forms of religious stratification and explain how such social organizations impact social status. Several examples of religious stratification from different parts of the world will be provided.

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