Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course introduces students to the theoretical, methodological, and substantive
foundations of Ethnic Studies. Through a re-examination of U.S. history, students
will develop an understanding of the relationships between racial formation and the
production of social and economic inequality. Readings will focus on the interrelated
processes of settler-colonial land expropriation, chattel slavery, multiple forms
of migration, overseas imperial expansion, inter- and intra-national circulations
of economic value, and the historical development of the U.S. settler legal regime.
We will pay particular attention to the ways in which race and ethnicity have been
historically co-constituted with other socially-constructed identities, such as gender,
sexuality, class, and citizenship.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400.