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Race and Power: The Creation and Practice of Democracy in the United States
AFAM 255
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 257, HIST 255

This course will explore the seemingly paradoxical relationship between democratic ideals and racial inequalities over the course of United States history. Central questions of the course include: What is race, and how has it been invested with different meanings as knowledge itself changes? How has race been the basis for inclusion in and exclusion from rights and privileges? How effectively have constitutional law and judicial structures intervened in patterns of discrimination? We will compare the state's treatment of blacks, Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans. When have they supported discrimination? Students will meet once a week for a lecture and once in a seminar discussion section. Wednesday evenings have been reserved for films and visiting speakers.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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