2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

AFAM 150 Understanding Race, Antiracism and Intersectionality

Understanding Race, Antiracism, and Intersectionality considers the long and complicated history of race and racist ideologies and how they continue to shape twenty-first century America. Students will examine the intersections of racism with other oppressive ideologies, such as sexism, classism, homophobia, and ableism, among others, while identifying strategies for realizing a more fair and equitable society. Students will spend considerable time in the course reflecting on their own experiences, as well as honing their ability to engage in productive dialogue about issues concerning racism and intersectional oppression. By the end of the course, students will enrich their ability not only to articulate their knowledge about race, antiracism, and intersectionality but also to apply their knowledge in order to make our campus more equitable and inclusive.