2017-2018 University Catalogue 
    
    Aug 20, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 242 - The Archaeology of Race and Ethnicity in America (MC, GR)


This course explores the history of different ethnic groups in America through the study of their material remains: living quarters, burials, food remains, tools, toys, etc. This course will consider how these material remains are used for understanding social identities in the past, specifically race and ethnicity in the United States, as well as the lasting impact of past events on the present day. This course will also critically examine how race and ethnicity have been portrayed and ignored in museum displays and popular media. Some of the key questions this course will seek to address include: What is ethnicity and where does it come from? How has archaeology been used as a social weapon? What was the experience of ethnic and racial minorities in the United States and how can archaeology contribute to that history? How can archaeologists more effectively collaborate with descendant communities and work with museums to create a more inclusive history? (MC, GR)

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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