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Race Discourse in the Americas
HIST 302
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 307, AFAM 303, LAST 301

This course investigates the belief system of race from its emergence in the 15th century to manifestations in the contemporary society of the Americas and beyond. Beginning with the expansion of Europe into Africa and the Americas, it will demonstrate that rather than viewing race as usually the case within the liberal paradigm of race relations (as distinct from racial hierarchy) or within the Marxian schema as being as epiphenomenon of ostensibly the more fundamental issue of class, the course proposes analyzing race as a central mechanism instituting of Western societies. To this end, the class will attempt to show how race is but one form of how human societies have organized and reproduced their cultural models.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [AFAM202 or ENGL240 or AMST275] OR [AFAM203 or HIST241] OR [AFAM204 or HIST242 or AMST238]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)

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