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PHL-324-20, Critical Theories of Race (SP14)

INSTRUCTOR: Desirée Melton, Ph.D

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: T2/Thursday/6:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m., March 27, April 3, 10, 24, May, 1, 8, 15

CONTENT:

This course examines the concept of race and the phenomenon of racism in the United States.  Topics addressed may include: the concept of race as both constructed and real, the politics of racialized identity, theorizing multiple oppressions, white privilege, and epistemologies of ignorance. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

--To understand some key concepts, ideas and terms in the philosophy of race.

--To develop skills in recognizing and evaluating arguments.

--To improve one’s ability to think and write critically.

METHODS:

The format of this course is lecture, discussion, and groupwork.  Since we will spend a good bit of time discussing, I expect everyone to come to class fully prepared to discuss the material.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Attendance at all 7 courses is required.

Four 2-3 page writing assignments……40% (10% each)

Two exams.…………….……………...30%

Groupwork………………… …………30%

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

TBA

Most readings will be posted on Joule

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

None

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

None