In this course will explore race and learn how to “read” race, typically looked over in major and daily social spaces, events, and objects. We will explore a broad range of contemporary texts- from literature and music to documentaries and social media to provide context to complex discussions on race. We will delve even further and analyze scholarship from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history, historical and legal texts to better understand how society and culture have shaped and influenced race, as well as how race has shaped society from both a historical and modern context. We will help to create a better understanding of the role of race in society from past to present.
These student-led blogs will enhance our discussion, digestion, analysis, and commentary of all the new and interesting information we learn from week to week.