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RACE 122: Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies

This course provides an introduction to the cultural and historical background of four groups in the United States: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. Emphasis is on race relations and the distinguishing characteristics of these cultures as reflected in the academic disciplines of the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the general area of popular culture. Contributions to cultural pluralism are accentuated as well as the special issues of identity faced by these Americans. This course emphasizes historical texts. Counts toward American Studies major and Africa and the Americas concentration.

Race and Ethnic Studies

Race and ethnic studies (RACE) is an interdisciplinary program committed to the study of people of color, primarily, though not exclusively, in the United States. Our program proceeds from the recognition that race and ethnicity have been and continue to be crucial components within interlocking systems of oppression as well as powerful sites of intersectional resistance. In the U.S., our work focuses on the social, cultural, and historical contributions and lived experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx, and Middle Eastern Americans. Migration — historical and contemporary, voluntary and involuntary — is an experience that unites many of these communities. As such, our program encompasses coursework involving the cultures and nations outside of the United States from which such peoples are drawn; it can also include the study of racial and ethnic minorities in other nations. Globalization has brought greater urgency to the recognition that the economic, social, and political forces to which people of color are subjected are not limited to those that originate within the nations in which they reside. Thus, we also attend to transnational coalitions, experiences, and phenomena relevant to people of color in the United States and elsewhere.

American Studies

...campus) RACE 121 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies RACE 122 Introduction to Race and...

Africa and the Americas

...pertains to Africa & the Americas) RACE 122 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies SOAN 128...

Women's and Gender Studies

...examine intersections of gender, race, class, sexual orientation...253 Human Sexuality HIST 122 Europe and the...