Dec 08, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AFRA 320 - History and Significance of Race in America

Credit(s): 3
Explore how race and ethnicity interact in the U.S. by examining the social, economic, and political status of various racial groups, mainly Black Americans. Focuses on how race is constructed through the emergence of a common whiteness emerges, and looks at how various ethnic groups became white. Define central ideas such as blackness, race, ethnicity, class and so on. Examine the relationship between racialization, race, and racism in the U.S.  Review various theoretical approaches to racism and/or prejudice. Examine the historical growth of white supremacy and privilege in sustaining systems of racial and economic inequality. Discuss contemporary issues such as the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, immigration, and the impact of the current economic recession upon race and class relationships in the US.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with HIST 322 .
University Breadth: History & Cultural Change College of Arts and Sciences Breadth: GROUP B: A&S History & Cultural Change Requirement Designations: Multicultural Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring
General Education Objectives: