WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2009-2010       Home       Archive       Search
CS92PROD
Introduction to U.S. Racial Formations
AMST 217
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ANTH 217, AFAM 217

This course is an introduction to the theory of racial formation with a focus on race and citizenship in the United States. Turning to the entangled histories of colonialism, slavery, imperialism, immigration, racism, disenfranchisement, and labor exploitation, we will examine how different peoples become American. With special attention to the role of law in racial formations, we will come to better understand how differently situated people(s) negotiate state-structured systems of exclusion and assimilation in relation to sovereignty, democracy, equality, and self-determination.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students are expected to write critical analyzes of the readings and debate different political perspectives. Course deals a great deal with citizenship and ethics.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on OCT-16-2018
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459