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HIS 212 - The History of Race in America -H

This honors course is an intensive survey of the history of race in the United States and its intersections with class and gender. After exploring several diverse theoretical perspectives on the concept of race, the course will follow the creation and recreation of racial categories in the United States from its colonial period through the twentieth century. The goal of the course is to demonstrate that race is a fluid and contested concept that has changed to meet the needs of its time. To achieve this goal, students will read the work of prominent historians along with primary documents from the periods under study. Over the semester students will learn about the relationship of race with American Slavery, immigration, western expansion, and capitalism.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Fees: $0.00

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