AMCULT 399 - Race, Racism, and Ethnicity
Section: 201
Term: SU 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An interdisciplinary course which uses scholarly texts, newspaper articles, fiction, feature and documentary films, and the personal experiences of teachers and students to critically examine the place of race and ethnicity in American society.

  • What are race and ethnicity, racism and ethnic bias?
  • How has the challenge of racial and ethnic diversity impacted American efforts to construct a good society over the course of the nation’s history?
  • Do race and ethnicity continue to structure American society?
  • Or are racial and ethnic bias simply vestiges of an unfortunate past?

The premise of the course is that there is no "right" answer to these questions. Rather, students will be introduced to a range of critical voices on race and ethnicity and encouraged to explore and challenge their own views, those of their fellow students and those of the professor.

AMCULT 399 - Race, Racism, and Ethnicity
Schedule Listing
201 (LEC)
TuTh 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 1594483299
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Author: Junot Diaz., Publisher: Riverhead Books 1st Riverh 2008
ISBN: 0871546353
L. A. story : immigrant workers and the future of the U.S. Labor Movement, Author: Ruth Milkman, Publisher: Sage 2006
ISBN: 1400082773
Dreams from My Father: A Story, Author: Barack Obama, Publisher: Three Rivers Press 2004
ISBN: 0195178025
White On Arrival: Italians, Ra, Author: Thomas Guglielmo, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2004
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