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Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 
Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 2390 - Formations of Race

This course explores the historical development and social production of race as an essentialized aspect of human difference, followed by contemporary constructions of race, racial orders, and lived racial experience in the U.S. and other countries. Topics include: race, biology, and anthropology; racial classification; the critical concept of whiteness; the language of new racism; the post-racial paradigm; and representations of race and ethnicity in entertainment media past and present.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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