The Real World of Politics: An Introduction
This course introduces students to the history, politics, and contemporary experience of race and racism. We will explore such issues as when and why the concept of race arose, what purposes race and racism serve politically, why and how states construct racial boundaries and categories, how race interacts with other categories of exclusion and inclusion, and the implications of color-blindness as a response to race and racism.
TBA. All texts will be made available, for free, online via Quercus.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour seminar per week. Students will be required to write two five-page essays.