HIS 389 • RACE, CITZNSHP, AND NATL IDENT
This research course will explore the relationship between racial ideology and notions of citizenship as they shape ideas of national and transnational identity. The aim is to highlight the relational and contingent nature of all racial and ethnic groups, to examine the emergence of diasporic and transnational communities, and explore the ways in which history, custom, culture, and law have shaped national identities based on changing concepts of citizenship, patterns of immigration, and racial formations. Students will prepare a 30-40 page research paper of publishable quality based on primary sources. Students will write short response papers to the readings in the first six weeks, prepare a short research prospectus, and spend five weeks conducting research and meeting individually with the instructor before presenting final papers in the last three weeks of the class.