POLS 3191W Writing on the Politics of Race and Nation

4 hours; 4 credits

Analysis of the politics of race and the struggles of people of color in the United States-including slavery and Reconstruction, the history of Native American conquest and removal, immigration and the changing meanings of whiteness, US imperialism, the liberation struggles of the 1960s, mass incarceration and post-9/11 racial politics. Focus on developing students' critical reading and analytical writing skills and on engaging with the issues of the day and their historical contexts in substantive, thorough form. Reading and writing-intensive course.

Prerequisite: English 1012 and one of the following: Political Science *1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, or Core Curriculum 1230.

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