Race and Ethnicity

SAME AS SCA-UA.0803.

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.

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Spring 2022

1
Deirdre Royster
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM GCASL 383
1
Xinyi Zhang
F: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM 25W4 C-13
1
Xinyi Zhang
F: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM GCASL 375

Summer 2022

6W2
Sarah Iverson
MTR: 11:10 AM - 1:15 PM; MTR: 11:10 AM - 1:15 PM GCASL 361

Fall 2022

1
Deirdre Royster
MW: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM BOBS LL150