Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: Global Perspectives
This seminar will focus on the understanding and application of critical race discourse and praxis. It will begin with a review of social science theories and perspectives on race, culture and ethnicity in pluralistic societies. The linkage between race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and social class in historical and contemporary social formations will be examined. In the analysis of dominant and racially marginalized groups, the emphasis is on how we can articulate existing theoretical perspectives to understand various forms of institutional racism in local and global contexts and the emerging responses from minoritized groups.