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CS92PROD
Philosophy of Race
PHIL 275
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 275

This course is designed to introduce and analyze the predominant philosophical and scientific views on race over the past four hundred years. We will focus on race as a classification of humans. First, we will cover the historical roots of the idea of race. Second, we will cover the contemporary philosophical debate concerning the status of race. In examining the readings we will ask, how do these writers understand race and the difference it makes? Third, we will look at race in the context of a number of contemporary pragmatic problems such as the use of race in preferential affirmative action in higher education.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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