Introduction to Ethnic Studies

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the academic field of Ethnic Studies, and the interdisciplinary questions it poses about the way that race, ethnicity and racism structure our world.  Our focus is within a framework analyzing a range of themes and topics including the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality; issues of power and privilege; immigration; popular culture and representation.  The experiences of various communities of color will be explored including: African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanos, Latinas, Native Americans and others.  This course will also introduce major debates and issues facing Ethnic Studies in the 21st century such as immigration rights, Diaspora and globalization.  A variety of mediums will be used in the course including historical and theoretical texts, newspaper articles, online postings, film and cultural analysis. Satisfies  a Social Science distribution requirement.  Fulfills a SOSC and D in LS Core.  

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Women’s and Gender Studies

Course Number

WGS2010C

Section

A

Instructor

Marybeth Salerno

Credits

4

Session

Summer II

Type

Online

Start – End Dates

07/06/2020 - 08/14/2020

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ics/myMack_Home/

Other Registration Link

https://gps.merrimack.edu/register/?id=8cb60d94-2372-4f30-8930-fbb5f6157899