CES 100 Race in the United States • 5 Cr.


Explore the role that race plays in your life, your community, and the nation at large. Using multiple means of analysis (scholarship, literature, and media), we will investigate how race shapes American society and identity from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Satisfies either Social Science or Humanities credit.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically examine and reflect upon the role race plays in one's own life.
  • Identify the ways race and ethnicity have shaped individuals, groups, and community experiences in both the past and present.
  • Describe how race and ethnicity are socially constructed and institutionalized in American society.