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Race & Society

  • Summer

    June 14 - July 30, 2021 For All Students Register
  • Semester 1

    Sept 1 - Dec 17, 2021 For Member Schools Register
  • Semester 2

    Jan 12, 2022 - April 29, 2022 For Member Schools Register

Course Overview

What is race? Is it something we’re born with? Is it an idea that society imposes on us? An identity we perform? A privilege we benefit from? Does our own culture’s conception of race mirror those found in other parts of the world? These are just a few of the questions that students in this course will explore together as they approach the concept of race as a social construct that shapes and is shaped by societies and cultures in very real ways. Throughout the course students will learn about the changing relationship between race and society across time and across cultures. Engaging with readings, films, and speakers from a variety of academic fields (history, sociology, anthropology, literature) students will explore, research, reflect on and discuss the complex set of relationships governing race and society.



NCAA-approved course

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