AMCULT 399 - Race in America
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What do recent racial controversies, from debates over the Obama and Trump presidencies to the Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of the Alt-Right, and political disagreements over immigration and refuges policies tell us about the history and future course of race relations in American society? This interdisciplinary course uses scholarly texts, newspaper articles, fiction, feature and documentary films, and the personal experiences of teachers and students to critically examine race and racism in American society. While addressing the contemporary moment, it asks: What are race and racism? How have they changed as concepts over time and space? 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? Does race continue to structure American society? Or is it simply a vestige 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 issues of race and racism and encouraged to explore and challenge their own views, those of their fellow students and those of the professor.

AMCULT 399 - Race in America
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30702
Open
23
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
30743
Open
10
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
30744
Open
13
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 1632864134
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Author: Carol Anderson, Publisher: Bloomsbury USA 2017
Required
ISBN: 0691160821
Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America, Author: Mae M. Ngai., Publisher: Princeton University Press New paperb 2014
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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