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Race in American Politics

Course Number: POL 348
Credits: 4
Offered: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Booke


Overview:

We all come to the topic of race and politics in America with a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the interaction between racial identity and the political order. This class formalizes this knowledge and offers an introduction to the study of race in American politics. It moves beyond the Black/White paradigm and the study of African American politics to examine issues in Latino and Asian politics as well as the politics of Whiteness in America. Thiss class focuses on four core issues: the significance of race; racial theories; political institutions, mass media, and race; and contemporary case studies in race and politics in America.