American Ethnic Studies
AES 150 Introduction to American Ethnic Studies (4)
This course examines the historical, political and social dynamics of race and ethnicity in the United States. It investigates the creation and effects of these social concepts on the experiences, identities and relations of various peoples, as well as the culture and structures of society. The course will focus on the various ways race and ethnicity are recreated in society, particularly by the media, and the way these "social constructions" perpetuate privilege and social inequality. It will critically investigate the myths and contradictions of race and ethnicity, and will attempt to understand what purposes they serve in a "color-bound" contemporary U.S. society.
- General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences; PDE
- Prerequisite: First and second-year students only or consent of instructor.
- Offering: Annually
- Instructor: Staff