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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3840 - Race and Identity in America

An examination of the concept of “race” in American history, from Contact in the fifteenth century, with a focus on processes and consequences. The course will present the unique encounters with “race” created by the initial era of Contact between Indigenous Americans and Europeans, the origins and functioning of the racialization of slavery, the consequences of slavery as an institutionalized system, the creation and negotiation of racial identities between and within population groups, the use of the race concept as a tool of colonialism and social oppression, race as a legal and political state of being, the evolution of notions of race, pseudo-scientific racism versus scientific dismissal of the idea, and the use of race concept as an asserted group identity.