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Mixed in America: Race, Religion, and Memoir
RELI 280
Spring 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 282

This course examines the history of mixed-race and interfaith identities in America. Using the genre of the memoir as a focusing lens, we will look at the various ways that Americans of mixed heritage have found a place, crafted an identity, and made meaning out of being considered mixed. How has being multiracial or bireligious changed in the course of history in the United States? What has occasioned these changes, and what patterns can we observe? We will explore questions of racial construction, religious boundary-making, rites of passage, gender, sexuality and marriage, and literary and media representations of mixed-heritage people.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(EDST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(STS)

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