Researching Race and Politics|
Spring 2010 not offered
This course is intended to be an extension of GOVT258 that examines research methods and the study of white racial attitudes. In GOVT258, we spend time discussing research design and analysis and students are required to create an in-depth research design. In this course, students will be given the opportunity to expand those research design papers into full-length research papers that analyze data and report findings.
Intercultural Literacy, Quantitative Reasoning
This class involves independent student initiated research about race and politics.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Because this course is student based, readings will vary from student to student. However we will read various texts on the study of race as models for our own research project.
Could include readings such as:
Cathy Cohen, BOUNDARIES OF BLACKNESS
Herber Asher, POLLING AND THE PUBLIC
Robert Lieberman, SHAPING RACE POLICY: THE US IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Janelle Wong, DEMOCRACY'S PROMISE: IMMIGRANTS AND AMERICAN CIVIC INSTITUTIONS
Jan Leighly, STRENGTH IN NUMBERS? THE POLITICAL MOBILIZATION OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES
Tali Mendelberg, THE RACE CARD: CAMPAIGN STRATEGY, IMPLICIT MESSAGES, AND THE NORM OF EQUALITY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research paper divided into several parts including drafts and rewrites, in-class presentations, final public presentation of research.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
GOVT151 is a prerequisite for this course. This course is designed for students who have taken GOVT258 or 259 or 269, and who have a project they wish to pursue developed in one of those classes.
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