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Spring 2018-2019
* WWS 331 / SOC 312 / AAS 317 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Race and Public Policy

Douglas S. Massey

Analyzes the historical construction of race as a concept in American society, how and why this concept was institutionalized publicly and privately in various arenas of U.S. public life at different historical junctures, and the progress that has been made in dismantling racialized institutions since the civil rights era.

Sample reading list:
Fredrickson, George M. 2002, Racism: A Short History
Higginbotham, A.Leon, Jr. 1996, Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of....
Foner, Eric. 1990, A Short History of Reconstruction
Packard, Gerald M. 2003, American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow
Katznelson, Ira. 2005, When Affirmative Acton Was White: An Untold History of...
Massey, Douglas S. 1993, American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underc

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings of approximately 150 pages.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Community-Engaged Learning Component Optional
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41819 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   Robertson Hall   016   Enrolled:54 Limit:60
43142 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
43143 P02 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm M   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43144 P03 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
43155 P04 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
41824 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled