ENGL 440A (H01) - On Race in Culture and Society

Honors/On Race

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Full Term (01/23/2018 - 05/07/2018)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54478
Of our special concern will be the claim that race is a culturally or socially, not biologically, constructed category. The reading list will include literary texts (Toni Morrison's "Recitatif"), works of African American comedians (Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, etc.), philosophical texts (Immanuel Kant, W.E.B. DuBois, K.A. Appiah, etc.) as well as some legal documents (recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning affirmative action). We will also do two case studies, one on the name of Redskins and one the Whiteness Project. The general goal of the course is to improve the student's ability to speak and think critically about race and race relations in the U.S. Writing intensive.
Section Comments: (ENGL 440A.H01) Full Title: On Race & Culture In Society Students must register through Honors Office
Course restricted to members of the University Honors Program. UHP members should use the preregistration form before attempting to register.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Petar Ramadanovic

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2018 5/7/2018 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 102