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AFHS 424/524 Race and Racism in the United States

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and HIST 217 or HIST 218 or AFHS 250 or AFHS 251 or permission of instructor. (First semester—even years/3 credits) 

The origins and development of racial attitudes, both scientific and popular, supporting mythologies and contemporary institutional expressions. Emphasis on an historic overview of racism from the first English contacts with Africans and Indians in the late 16th century to the present and on political approaches to the problems of racism in American society.