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Race And Politics (ABC-306)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0101-306-001
Instructor: Margaret Gray
Days: Monday 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - NEX 158 ONL
Credits: 3

Class Will Meet M & W. Students Do Not Have To Attend In
Person,But May If They Wish.Monday Will Be "hi-Flex" And
Students Can Attend Either In Person Or On Zoom.
Wednesdays Class Will Only Be On Zoom.

Course Materials: View Text Books

Historically, political regimes have organized societies using race as a basis for public policy (i.e. slavery, apartheid, genocide). This course concentrates primarily on policy influenced by race and ethnicity in the United States and emphasizes certain themes in comparative perspective: identity politics, immigration and citizenship, eugenics, and reparations. (Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   Through class discussion, assignments, and exams, students will: • Define key terms related to the study of race and politics and explain their significance.• Become familiar with and theories related to power, the social construction of race, racism, race influenced policy, and ethnic conflict.• Synthesize the course readings and class lectures orally in class discussion and in writing on exams, homework, and response papers.• Apply course concepts and theories to case studies of race or ethnicity influenced policies.• Evaluate the weekly readings through class discussion and student presentations.• Analyze government policies from course readings and The New York Times applying theories introduced in the course.• Hone their skills in the Adelphi learning goals of written and oral communication.

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