HIST 469 Fall 2012 Notions of Race and Ethnicity in American Culture (D)

Cross Listed as AMST469
While "race" and "ethnicity" have always played fundamental roles in shaping the course of American culture and the definition of who is or who can be an "American," our understanding of these concepts of race and ethnicity has often been less than clear. The purpose of this seminar is to examine how Americans have defined and articulated the concepts of race and ethnicity at various points in our history and how these ideas have been expressed in art, policy, practice, and theory. This course fulfills the Exploring Diversity Initiative because it examines various dynamics of power structures based on race and ethnic politics, as well as class and gender relations.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly response papers, an exercise with the Williams College Museum of Art, an annotated bibliography, and a final research paper of 20-25 pages; students will also be required to lead a class discussion
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: previous upper division courses in History
Enrollment Preference: senior History majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada,WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses
Enrollment Limit: 15
Expected Enrollment: 10-15
Class Number: 1464
HIST469-01(F) SEM Race & Ethnicity in US Culture (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Scott Wong
W 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Hollander 140 1464
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