Race and Ethnicity

SAME AS SCA-UA.0803.

STUDENTS MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR RCT SECTION 002 or 003.

What is 'race' exactly? Defining the concept presents a real challenge. This class explores what race and ethnicity mean, beginning with historical ideas about human difference. Comparing American beliefs and practices to those found in other societies, we will pay special attention to the particular notions and hierarchies of race that emerge in different times and places. The course also investigates the roles that institutions like the media, the arts, the state, and the sciences play in shaping our understandings of race and ethnicity. We will conclude by considering the predictions that scholars have made about the future of racial stratification in the United States.

Course Information

SOC-UA 135

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Deirdre Royster
MW: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 19W4 102
1
Jose Soto
F: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM GCASL 269
1
Jose Soto
F: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 25W4 C-20

Spring 2018

1
Sarah E Iverson
TR: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 12WV L120
1
Ann J Morning
TR: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM 12WV L120