Race and class as important social factors in politics are often examined separately in political science research regarding politics and policy in the U.S. and in other countries. This course will (re)examine these two social phenomena jointly and in juxtaposition, considering their intersections and implications in the American polity and elsewhere. While the primary focus will be on various manifestations and dimensions of these issues in the U.S., other countries in the Americas, specifically, Canada and several Latin American countries, will also be examined.
The Junior Seminars are intense writing seminars which focus on the research area of the faculty member teaching the course. The seminars provide an opportunity for students to have direct intellectual interactions with faculty members while also giving the students an understanding for faculty research. Junior seminars fulfill upper division requirements for the major.
Students will be able to directly enroll in this junior seminar in Phase 1 as long as they are declared Political Science majors in their junior or senior year (based on year, NOT units) and haven't taken a junior seminar before.
NOTE: IF you have taken a junior seminar before, you must wait until Phase 2 to enroll; otherwise, you will be eventually dropped from the seminar.