AMCULT 311 - Topics in Ethnic Studies
Fall 2011, Section 001 - Race and Mixed Race
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Other Course Info:
F.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course examines how conceptions of race and mixed race have been historically shaped through law, science, and popular culture. In addition to examining the ways in which race has been socially constructed and how its meanings have changed over time, the course also explores the politics of interracial marriage, contemporary mixed race identities, and cross-racial adoption. Through an examination of historical, sociological, and autobiographical texts, the course explores a variety of themes including: census classifications, affirmative action, notions of colorblindness, questions of appearance, “authenticity,” community belonging, and the debates around the mixed race movement. Course requirements include posting a weekly discussion question, two in-class exams, and a final group project.

Schedule

AMCULT 311 - Topics in Ethnic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25557
Open
5
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
26002
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
26003
Open
4
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
28769
Open
1
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
28774
Open
11
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
26731
Open
20
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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