This course is intended to provide an introduction, survey and critical assessment of the academic fields of ethnic and racial studies and racial relations. We will focus primarily on the experiences of ethnic and racial minorities in the contemporary United States, but will examine the significance of race in some other nations as well. We will spend some time exploring how racial and ethnic identities have been >created, changed, and used over time, by the people who claim them and by others. Portions of the course will be devoted to the areas of culture, politics, racial/ethnic conflict and cooperation, and current social issues. The course will explore possibilities for resistance and change, as well as past and present inequalities. 3 Credits

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