Sophomore Seminar: Race and Nation|
Spring 2010 not offered
This seminar addresses the history of the western United States, with particular attention to race, ethnicity, and national affiliation. Questions we will address include, How have the categories of race and the nation depended on each other for meaning in postindustrial America? What are the transhistorical and transnational implications of identity categories, and how are they refracted/experienced through gender and sexuality? How do governments and economic groups use racial ideologies and nationalisms to extend and solidify power? As a sophomore seminar in the History Department, this course places a strong emphasis on close reading, imagining and articulating research questions, evaluating primary materials, and developing practices of scholarly writing.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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Tomas Almaguer, RACIAL FAULT LINES
Alexandra Harmon, INDIANS IN THE MAKING
Reginald Horsman, RACE AND MANIFEST DESTINY
Patricia Limerick, THE LEGACY OF CONQUEST
George Sanchez, BECOMING MEXICAN AMERICAN
Peggy Pascoe, RELATIONS OF RESCUE
Richard R. Flores, REMEMBERING THE ALAMO
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Three 5 pp. papers; one group assignment; one oral presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course may count as an Ethnic Studies elective in the American Studies program.
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