Sociology/Asian American Studies 220: Ethnic Movements in the US
This course uses a social movements and group conflict approach to explore the experiences and politics of African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino (especially Mexican American), and Asian American people in the US. This course provides overviews of the the history of the formation of the United States as a racial state and discussions of controversial issues in race relations in the US. This is a writing intensive course which meets the communications-b requirement as well as the ethnic studies requirement. The discussion sections are integral to the course.
FAQs, including how to get into this class and a note for ESL students
- Calendar with Lecture Notes (will be posted after class)
- Spring 2014 Syllabus
- Example Paper Topics
- Identity and History writing assignment
- Ethnic Studies Links
- Seeing Segregation Online
- Videos used in class
- Calendars of religious and ethnic holidays
History, despite its wrenching pain
Cannot be unlived, but if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou. 1992. From On the Pulse of Morning