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Race, Class, & Immigration: teach

The intersectionality of racism, classism, and immigration policy is as pertinent today as in the past. Who is deemed legal and illegal, afforded full citizenship rights or not, is almost always determined by master-class politics and race.

Advanced Genetics- Race & Racism

This class is about the nature and experience of human differences. One of the most fundamental characteristics of biological organisms is that individuals differ from one another in a variety of ways. Recognition of the nature and importance of those … Continue reading

Affirmative Action Policy

The course provides an introduction to US affirmative action policies in education and employment. The first section surveys the historical development of affirmative action in public schools and universities, evaluates alternative approaches to fostering diversity in higher education, and examines … Continue reading

African American Psychology

The purpose of this course is to examine theoretical and empirical issues relating to the social psychological and psychological study of African-Americans. Specific attention will be given to: (1) traditional social psychological and non-traditional approaches (Afrocentric) to the study of … Continue reading

Asian American History

This course provides an introduction to the histories of people of Asian descent in the United States from the late eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries. In addition to exploring the distinctiveness of Asian American history as a field of study, … Continue reading

Asian American Women

What are the categories of “Asian American” and “woman” and how are these cross-cutting social positions integrated in the lived experiences of women who claim these identities? How do the experiences of Asian American women vary by ethnic group, and … Continue reading

Black Social Movements

Black social movements consistently challenge the marginalization of communities of African descent. In the process of contesting the legitimacy and consequences of physical terror, economic exploitation and cultural misappropriation endured by their communities, social movements throughout the African diaspora have … Continue reading

Black Women and Religion in the United States

This course is an exploration of the spiritual lives of African American women. We will hear black women’s voices in history and in literature, in film, performance and music, and within diverse periods and contexts, as reflecting their multidimensional religious … Continue reading

Black Womens Narratives From Slavery to the Harlem Renaissance

This course, heavily dependent upon Hazel Carby’s Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist (Oxford, 1987), is intended to explore the parameters of the literature produced by Black women in the Americas between slavery and the Harlem Renaissance. … Continue reading

Chicana Film Studies

This course examines the unique status of race in the history of American cinematography. Film, like most art forms, inevitably involves meditations on personal and national identity. American film is particularly distinguished for its racialized construction of America and Americans. … Continue reading

Chicano History- 19th and 20th Century

Chicano History- 19th and 20th Centuries: This course is designed to give the student an awareness of the history of the Chicano community. It will provide an overview of the political, cultural and historical contributions made by Chicanos to American … Continue reading

Complexities of Latina/o Identity

The Latino population currently consists of approximately 50.5 million people in the United States, or about 1 in 6 Americans; by the year 2050 the U.S. Census estimates that the Latino population will makeup at least 30 percent of the … Continue reading

Contemporary Issues Among Chicanas

Contemporary Issues Among Chicanas: This course will examine the contemporary conditions of Chicanas in the United States. The first half of the course will focus mostly on theoretical issues relating to feminism; while the second half will focus mostly on … Continue reading

Contested Masculinities

Among the many social phenomena that we tend to take for granted, masculinity occupies an important, fascinating and disturbing place. We have definite images of what men are like – both positive and negative – and these images seem to … Continue reading

Cross Cultural Communications

This course is concerned with cultural diversity and with understanding and identifying the problems that can occur when persons from different cultures engage in face-to- face communication. In our study of cross-cultural communication, we will include both international and domestic … Continue reading