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.
Instructions for Focal Study 35
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)|
|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|