35. Race, Protest and Culture

In this focal study students will examine race from an interdisciplinary perspective. Incorporating historical, anthropological and sociological approaches, they will investigate the construction of race as an identity, the history of racial oppression and the use of culture to oppress or advance equality and civil rights. Sources will range from scholarly works to films and television shows, statistical information and music.

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete two courses from the first cluster and one course from the second cluster.


First Cluster (complete 2 courses)
HIST 245 Race in Modern America  4 credits
MEDA 120 Film History and Analysis 4 credits
MUS 102  History of Jazz and Rock  4 credits    
POLS 221  Politics in Literature and Film 4 credits    
POLS 222/227  Civil Rights Movement 2-4 credits      

Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
ANTH 202  Film, Text, and Culture    4 credits
PSY 358 Psychology of Ethnic Diversity in the U.S. 4 credits    
SOC 208 Race: Inequality and Identity  4 credits  
SOC 305 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii 2-4 credits
SOC 318 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii-Travel 2 credits
SOC 360 Critical Race Theory 4 credits