POLS 305 - Critical Race Theory (4)

Explores this new field, an interdisciplinary area of study that began in legal studies and has emerged as a force in political theory, cultural studies, and post-colonial studies. Examines the role of race as a social construct that organizes political interactions. Explores fresh approaches to race relations in the new millennium, particularly through the intersection of theories of political identity and structural explanations of racial and ethnic inequality. Active class participation and a research paper required. Offered intermittently.