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Race and Citizenship: Introduction to American Studies
AMST 176
Spring 2015 not offered

This course is intended as an introduction to interdisciplinary thought, to American studies as a field, and to the hemispheric and transnational intellectual direction of the American Studies Program at Wesleyan. Its goal is to answer the question, What IS American studies? The focus for this semester is race and citizenship. Turning to the entangled histories of settler colonialism, slavery, imperialism, immigration, racism, and disenfranchisement, the class will examine how different peoples become American and how differently situated people(s) negotiate state-structured systems of racial exclusion and assimilation in relation to democracy, equality, and self-determination. How have nationality and citizenship in the United States always been structured by race? What is the difference between race and ethnicity? What is color-blind ideology? What can we make of recent assertions that we are living in a "postracial" America?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CSCT)(EDST)

Last Updated on DEC-09-2023
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