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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2003

AMS 370 • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
26420 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
GEO 2.202
Menchaca

Course Description

This course seeks to develop a student's understanding of race and ethnicity in American society. We will begin by examining the different historical processes of ethnic group incorporation in the United States. After examining how the U.S. ethnic and racial structure developed we will review a broad spectrum of topics dealing with American culture. Topics receiving particular attention in this course include: ethnic identity, racial theory, social class, oral history, multiculturalism, and ethnography and representation.

Grading Policy

Two essay papers: 30% (each paper 15%; essay paper 8 pages, typed, double-spaced). Midterm: 30% Final: 40%

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