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Fall 2018-2019
* SOC 227 / URB 227 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Race and Ethnicity

Patricia Fernández-Kelly

Our goal in this course is (a) to understand various definitions of race and ethnicity from a theoretical perspective and in a plurality of contexts and (b) to account for the rise of ethnicity and race as political and cultural forces in the age of globalization. Why are ethnic and racial delimitations expanding in areas of the world where such distinctions were formerly muted? Is race and racial discrimination all the same regardless of geographical region? What are the main theories and methodologies now available for the study of race and ethnicity from a comparative point of view? These are among the questions our course aims to answer.

Sample reading list:
Steinberg, The Ethnic Myth
Massey, American Apartheid
Flere, "Explaining Ethnic Antagonism in Yugoslavia"
Evangelista, The Chechen Wars: Will Russia Go the Way of the Soviet Union
Twagilimana, Hutu and Tutsi
Jonsson, Mien Relations: Mountain People and State Control in Thailan

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 80 pages per week.

Other Exam - 20%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 40%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%

Other Requirements:
Community-Engaged Learning Component Optional

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21119 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T Th   Frick Chemistry Laboratory   B02   Enrolled:242 Limit:285
24250 P01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:10 Limit:20
24251 P02 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:17 Limit:18
24252 P03 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:19 Limit:19 Closed
24253 P04 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm M   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:18 Limit:18 Closed
24254 P05 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am T   McDonnell Hall   104   Enrolled:20 Limit:19 Closed
24255 P06 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed
24256 P07 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:17 Limit:20
24257 P08 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am W   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:10 Limit:20
24258 P09 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:18 Limit:18 Closed
24259 P10 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:17 Limit:17 Closed
24260 P11 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm W   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:15 Limit:18
24261 P12 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:14 Limit:18
24262 P13 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am Th   McDonnell Hall   104   Enrolled:15 Limit:20
24263 P14 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   McDonnell Hall   104   Enrolled:19 Limit:19 Closed
24264 P15 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:13 Limit:21
22599 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled