10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR
Exploratory Hall (formerly Science and Tech II) L102
Section Information for Spring 2022
What is race? What is ethnicity? Why do race and ethnicity continue to exert a powerful influence in people's lives in many parts of the world? How does a comparative examination of race, ethnicity, and migration complicate and ethnic relations using a historical and comparative approach? By examining the history and formation of race, ethnicity, and migration in a number of societies/countries with long-established racial and ethnic relations, the course seeks to broaden our understanding of the constructed nature of racial and ethnic relations and also to bring to light similarities and differences often taken for granted in the study of race and ethnicity. From the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe to the fatal police shootings of unarmed Black men in the United States to rising anti-immigrant sentiments in Europe and America, racial and ethnic relations remain pressing social issues that need systematic examination and understanding.