Racial Identity in the American Imagination

HISTORY
255D
Instructors
Hobbs, A. (PI)
Section Number
1
From Sally Hemings to Barack Obama, this course explores the ways that racial identity has been experienced, represented, and contested throughout American history. Engaging historical, legal, and literary texts and films, this course examines major historical transformations that have shaped our understanding of racial identity. This course also draws on other imaginative modes including autobiography, memoir, photography, and music to consider the ways that racial identity has been represented in American society. Most broadly, this course interrogates the problem of American identity and examines the interplay between racial identity and American identity.
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-EDP
Units
4-5
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Discrimination, Crime, and Poverty Policy
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring
Section Days
Tuesday
Start Time
3:00 PM
End Time
5:50 PM