Courses in this area develop a sophisticated understanding of race and racism as abstract and dynamic concepts, pointing to the ways in which race intersects with other group identifications and /or ascriptions, such as gender, class, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.
Students in these courses should be able to:
Understand the relationship among diversity, inequality and justice;
Become familiar with enduring debates about race and social justice;
Examine and anticipate what it means for individuals and institutions to exist in a multiracial, multi-cultural world;
Investigate the various forms race and racism has taken in different places and times and;
Develop the ability to discuss race matters with diverse others in relation to personal experience.