People of color, women, differently labeled communities, and people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) community have historically faced oppression and inequality in society, and they continue to fight for equal treatment and opportunities. This introductory course to the minor provides an introduction to the methods, ideas, and theories used in race, gender, and social theory research and studies. Reading and oral communication skills will be stressed. No previous background is required. This course develops the Oral (O) Communication Skill and serves as a foundation for other courses in the minor.