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Mixed in America: Race, Religion, and Memoir

RELI 280
Spring 2018
Section: 01   02  
Crosslisting: AFAM 282, AMST 242
Certificates: International Relations

This course examines the history of mixed-race and interfaith identities in America. Using the genre of the memoir as a focusing lens, we will look at the various ways that Americans of mixed heritage have found a place, crafted an identity, and made meaning out of being considered "mixed." How has being multiracial or bi-religious changed in the course of history in this country? What has occasioned these changes, and what patterns can we observe? We will explore questions of racial construction; religious boundary-making; rites of passage; gender, sexuality, and marriage; and some literary and media representations of mixed-heritage people.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on SEP-22-2017
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