Undergraduate Race & Ethnic Cultures General
2021 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES
As the gateway and methods course for all the minors in the Race and Ethnic Studies Program, this interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to race theory frameworks from multiple disciplines (critical race theory, racial identity development, third space and cultural hybridity) and applies them to the dynamic and overlapping histories, cultures and literatures of historically underrepresented groups in the U.S.
AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS
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.
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES
Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry, and short stories) written by people of color. This class offers students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and histories of diverse groups within the U.S., including African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latinx cultures.
IMMIGRATION TODAY: INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
This course focuses on the changes in immigration to the United States in recent decades, challenges that recent immigrants face, and the controversies around this immigration. The immigrant experience of Latinos and the Hmong in Midwest will be emphasized, from an individual, family, and community perspective.