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HIST 240 Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Faculty: Hillyer
Content: Investigation of the history of categories of race and ethnicity in the United States, primarily focused on the historical production of conceptions of racial and ethnic difference. Examines the origins, uses, and mutations of ideologies of race and ethnicity, as well as how these ideologies intersect with empire and nationalism, sexuality and gender, capitalism and labor relations, and scientific knowledge. Considers both chronological and thematic approaches. Examines scholarly work, visual culture, and memoir. Open to all students.
Prerequisites: None.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.