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Spring 2012-2013
* AAS 322 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

A History of Race in the United States

Gary Y. Okihiro

An introductory history of race in the U.S., including the intersections of racializations, as social constructions, with imperialism and conquest, science and explanation, gender and sexuality, and geography and place, and the policing of those taxonomies and their borders and violations.

Sample reading list:
Lee D. Baker, Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture
Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Unequal Freedom
Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man
Ian F. Haney López, White By Law
Gary Y. Okihiro, Common Ground
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading 100-150 pages each week. Two essay examinations, a midterm and a final. Each requires three short definitions, and a long essay. Each examination will require at least fifteen (15) bluebook pages.

Mid Term Exam - 35%
Take Home Final Exam - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42982 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:8 Limit:15