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Georgia M. Roberts
BIS 265
Bothell Campus

Multicultural America

Introduces the concept and practice of multiculturalism in the United States and beyond it borders. Focuses on differences of power, perspective, and privilege. Explores opportunities and strategies for alliance and coalition. Stresses diverse interpretive and methodological approaches in American Studies.

Class description

This course historically contextualizes and critically examines how racial categories and ideologies have been formed and contested within the U.S. social and political context. This class will introduce students to discourses on multiculturalism, ethnicity, colorblindness, diversity, race and culture. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which these keywords continue to shape discourses on current events affecting both the U.S. and the rest of the world. The course concludes with an examination of how the Civil Rights and Black Power movements are represented in popular culture, including politics, film and music.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Georgia M. Roberts
Date: 04/23/2013