CES 234 Being Mixed Race the US • 5 Cr.


What does it mean to be mixed race? Isn't everyone mixed? Explore what it means to be mixed race in the US. Examine what our society tells us about race and ethnicity and how being mixed challenges those long-held understandings. Themes will include media representations, personal narratives, identity, and many more. May be used as social science course requirement at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain a structural understanding of race and ethnicity in our increasingly multiracial world Analyze the experiences of mixed race individuals and how they are shaped by race, class, gender, and location Critically assess the issue of mixed race identity in society by taking into the various understandings and representations of race