HIS 321 - American Race Relations (3)


Surveys events in United States history, from the colonial era to the present, that suggest the racial underpinnings of American culture and society and explores how race interacts with class, gender, ethnicity, religion and culture. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the historical reality of American multiculturalism. Students examine the history of Native "Indian" Americans, African-Americans, Asian and Western and Eastern European immigrants and their descendants, in colonial and national contexts. Topics covered include conquest, assimilation, slavery, ethnicity, eugenics, and the modern civil rights movements. Students also will gain a deeper understanding of the development and values of Western and non-Western cultures and the interrelations between people, systems, and social forces.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission.
Offered even spring terms.


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