Go to Main Content
 

HELP | EXIT

Detailed Course Information

 

Spring 2012
Apr 24,2014
Transparent Image
Information Select the desired Level or Schedule Type to find available classes for the course.

LIBS 634 - DOES RACE MATTER?
A new "multiracial" category will allow Americans to identify themselves on government forms as members of more than one race. While this rule reflects sensitivity to a growing demographic transformation, it took four years of debate among Federal authorities to produce, indicating how politically volatile the issue of racial classification is. Inter-group tensions and hostilities appear to be on the rise. This course will look at the roots of racial and ethnic strife in this country by critically reviewing some old and new questions such as: What does "race" mean? Is color the major factor determining people's attitudes towards each other? What are the connections between race, class, gender, and ethnicity in the various groups? How are racism and prejudice related to global economic and political processes? We will examine these questions within theoretical frameworks that highlight the following: (1) the historical construction of the concept of "the other" in Western thought, and (2) recent conceptual developments such as the notion of "whiteness" as a new cultural and political element to be considered in the study of race and ethnic relations.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Liberal Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MLS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Liberal Studies
      Non-Degree-MALS

Return to Previous New Search
Transparent Image
Skip to top of page
Release: 8.5.4