Race, Gender and Globalization
This course begins with the premise that race is a socially constructed category that affects and simultaneously is shaped by the dynamics of racial and cultural interactions. It is hoped that this course will help to increase self-awareness of our own cultural backgrounds, and the contexts (social, cultural and historical) in which we live and communicate. The course will also grapple with questions about how race affects experiences of globalization. How has globalization affected understanding of race and gender? How, if at all, has globalization made specific identities (such as race, place and gender) less important, or there is a continuation of the centrality of these identities because of or despite globalization? This course also counts as GS 102 and fulfills the DIV requirement.