POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 005 Race and American Political Development
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Seniors only.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we will explore the interplay between ethnic and racial categories and the development of the American polity. Thus, we will explore the varying importance of these categories for explaining crucial processes and critical moments in America’s political development. And we will also trace how the development of U.S. political institutions and public policies have shaped the construction and evolution of ethnic and racial categories and their salience for individuals’ life chances. Topics to be considered will span the period from the founding to the 2008 elections, and may include: constitutional development; slavery, immigration, and labor politics; American foreign policy; the relationship between wars and struggles for racial justice; social policy since the New Deal; the belated democratization of the American South; and the changing role of political parties in U.S. politics. Required readings will be heavy, and will be drawn from History and Sociology as well as Political Science.

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30377
Open
26
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
41549
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with ORGSTUDY 495.
003 (LEC)
P
43147
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
43965
Open
16
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 480.001
005 (LEC)
P
44137
Open
53
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (LEC)
P
46052
Open
3
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with ORGSTUDY 490.002.
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