Fall 2020

Race and U.S. Politics

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-257

Moodle site: Course


Tess E. Wise (Section 01)


In Fall 2020 this course will be a "hyflex" class that can be taken either online or in-person (conditions permitting)

The course proceeds in three sections: First, we consider some theoretical approaches to race within the context of democratic theory and critical race theory. Second, we explore how race has been constructed throughout American history by examining law, institutions like the Census, and the influence of different waves of immigration. Third, we survey the politics of race in the contemporary United States, addressing questions of race and representation, the courts, and contemporary politics. Throughout the semester we will engage in a class media blog, posting an article we are reading each week and reading and discussing each others' articles. 

Limited to 40 students   Fall semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Wise.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to Political Science majors.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Speaking


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Fall 2020