Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 388 Race, Racism, and the Long Struggle for Equality in America



This course explores the history of race and racism in the United States. The course examines the discrimination and oppression experienced at various points in American history by a number of racial minority groups including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans. This course considers the political, legal, economic, cultural, and social roots and ramifications of race and racism in the American past, and this course also considers the diverse Americans who struggled against racism to secure a greater measure of equality for all Americans. Among topics potentially explored in depth in this course are the rise and fall of American slavery, “Indian removal” policies, life in the Jim Crow South and the resistance of the modern Civil Rights Movement, racial dimensions of historical American immigration policy, Japanese internment, and the role of race in mass incarceration.

3 credit hours