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. 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 has 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.
Our blogs will enhance our discussion, digestion, analysis, and commentary of all the new and interesting information we learn week to week.