CAAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Section: 001 Interracial America
Term: FA 2006
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, Theme
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the interaction between different racial groups in the U.S. from the 19th century to the present. Conventionally, such studies focus solely on the hackneyed Black-white paradigm of U.S. race relations. This seminar explodes that dichotomy, searching for a broader historical model, including yellow, brown, red, and ethnic white.

We will critically interrogate the history of contact that exists between these diverse “groups,” and whether conflict or confluence dominates their interaction. If conflict, what factors have prevented meaningful alliances? If confluence, what roles have these groups played in collectively striving for a multiracial democracy?

CAAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
4Enrollment Management
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with AC 103.001
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