Undergraduate Race & Ethnic Cultures General
2020 Spring Term
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Race & Ethnic Cultures General 150
This course explores the Atlantic community created as a result of Christopher Columbus' voyage of 1492. It examines the process which drew together the history of four continents, Europe, Africa, North and South America as a result of the commerce, migrations, and imperial rivalries initiated by the Columbian encounter.
AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS
Race & Ethnic Cultures General 217
The central concern of this course is to provide the student an awareness of the political development of racial and ethnic minorities in today's political arena. It will compare and contrast the development of the white ethnic communities of the 19th and 20th centuries with our modern day racial and ethnic minorities.
YOUTH CULTURE FORMATION: RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
Race & Ethnic Cultures General 241
This course explores how various U.S. institutions construct "youth" as a social category, how those constructions are primarily interlocked with race and ethnicity, and how those constructions subsequently shape youth cultures in multi-faceted, intersectional cultural contexts such as music, gaming, sports, and media.
RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM
Race & Ethnic Cultures General 344
This course will sociologically analyze racial and ethnic patterns in American films. We will discuss how decision-makers shape the public imagination. We will examine how race intersects with other identities in ways that lead to specific trends in Hollywood. We will highlight the relationship between media, culture and the economy.
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR HELPING PROFESSIONS
Race & Ethnic Cultures General 380
The course helps students develop a greater understanding of the influence of one's race and ethnicity on the ways individuals perceive the world and the ways they are treated by others. Within the framework of the helping professions, students will explore, examine, and learn to advocate for social justice issues, especially related to African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino or Native Americans.
CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES
Race & Ethnic Cultures General 481
This capstone course, to be taken as one of the last courses in the minor, is required of all minors in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Students will hone their research methods in race/ethnic studies and apply them to a project. The project, which may be research, creative, or professional application in nature, will be presented orally.