May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

AMS 211 - Invention of Race and the Africanist Presence in American Studies

4 credits (Fall)
This interdisciplinary course introduces key issues and themes related to the evolution theories of race with particular attention to the experience of people and communities of the African diaspora. The readings are particularly intended to foster critical thinking about race as an idea and practice and representations of “identities” and “communities of meaning.” Course material consists of scholarly and popular texts, including films and law reviews in order to focus on the socio-political implications and global impact of constructing narratives about the African diaspora in and outside the United States.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Instructor: Gibel Mevorach