What does diversity mean in the contemporary United States? Under what conditions is diversity positive or negative? This course applies a sociological lens to the meaning and experience of diversity, paying particular attention to dimensions of difference such race, ethnicity, religion, class, (dis)ability, sexuality, and gender. This course is the same as SSC 212, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements. Per the university repeat policy, SOC 211 may be used to replace the grade for UGC 211, by petition only.