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2011 Fall
May 19, 2024
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ENG 0834 - Representing Race
From classical Greeks and Romans, who saw themselves under siege by the "barbarian hordes," to contemporary America and its war on "Islamic extremism," from "The Birth of a Nation" to "Alien Nation," Western societies have repeatedly represented some group of people as threats to civilization. This course will examine a wide range of representations of non-Western people and cultures in film, literature, scientific and legal writings, popular culture and artistic expression. What is behind this impulse to divide the world into "us" and "them"? How is it bound up with our understanding of race and racial difference? And what happens when the "barbarian hordes" talk back? NOTE: This course fulfills the Race & Diversity (GD) requirement for students under GenEd and Studies in Race (RS) for students under Core. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have successfully completed AAS 0834, Anthropology 0834, Asian Studies 0834, English 0934, or History 0834.
Credit Hours: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture and Recitation

Division: Undergraduate
Department: CLA:English

Course Attributes:
GenEd Race & Diversity

Mutual Exclusion:
This course carries a mutual exclusion with the following courses; you may not enroll in it if you have completed any of the following with a passing grade:
ENG 0934

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