Course Number: 
58000

This course will explore "race" as an ideology and as a determinant of life-chances; it is also concerned with the contribution of the social sciences to a better collective understanding of race. Within those overarching questions, particular topics are likely to include the changing racial composition of the US, the role of race in politics, and the emergence of a "new" ghetto. The course will involve critical reading of exemplary and influential texts.