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DLA SEMINARS (U96)  (Dept. Info)University College  (Policies)SP2021

U96 DLA 679National Identity and the Visual Arts3.0 Units
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01M------5:30P-8:00P(None) / Bradley FratelloPaper/Project/Take Home1000
Desc:**Please note: in Spring 2021 this class will be delivered remotely.
REG-DelayStart: 1/25/2021   End: 5/13/2021

U96 DLA 682Black is...Black Ain't: Society, History, and the Politics of Race3.0 Units
Description:This course is framed by a simple contradiction. Race is "socially constructed," yet racial categories have very real social, economic, material, legal, and health consequences. Racial categories are rooted in history and culturally constructed through laws, the media, and various institutions. These categories are reproduced, subverted, and sometimes changed by people through socialization, media consumption, interaction, dialogue, protest, and political participation. Yet, what makes race real, animates it with so much power, and fosters its tenacious hold on much of the Western world's collective psyche? It is the fact that people largely believe that race has something to do with nature, biology, or rational science. Ironically, it is biology and the so-called natural sciences that provide the best evidence that there is no valid basis to organize people by racial categories. We will explore both race's historical construction and its contemporary manifestation as a crucial aspect of many places around the world and an integral component of people's identity. Drawing on classical and contemporary readings from Du Bois to Gould to Gilroy to contemporary ethnographies, we ask whether the logic of race has shifted over time, and with that changed logic, how we can respond today to new configurations of race, science, technology, and inequality. Considered are the rise of evolutionary racism, debates about eugenics in the early twentieth century, Nazi notions of "racial hygiene," nation-building projects and race in Latin America, colonial monuments, racialized state violence, and Black liberation such as the Black Lives Matter Movement. At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to critique contemporary ideas of biological notions of race; explain how race is socially constructed through laws, media, and popular culture; and understand that patterns of human diversity do not fit neatly into categories of race. Finally, you will begin to understand why race remains a powerful force in contemporary society. **Please note: in Spring 2021 this class will be delivered remotely.
Instruction Type:Remote per COVID-19 Grade Options:CPA Tuition:$2,985.00 Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01---R---6:00P-8:30P(None) / Shanti ParikhPaper/Project/Take Home1000
Desc:**Please note: in Spring 2021 this class will be delivered remotely.
REG-DelayStart: 1/25/2021   End: 5/13/2021


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