HIST 6735: Method and Theory in Race and History

HIST 6735. Method and Theory in Race and History (3-0-{3-6}) This course interrogates the rise and evolution of historical discussions on race and ethnicity, focusing on three critical areas: 1) the historical development of scholarship and writing about race and the diaspora; 2) pedagogy, curriculum and educational institutions within the American and World historiographies; and 3) the methodologies, theories and perspectives relevant to these fields since the mid-twentieth century. Students will read a variety of works centered on the intellectual origins of and debates surrounding race, with special attention to slavery, ethnicity, colonialism, globalization, gender, class, culture, power, and knowledge production. (Course Fee Required)