The course examines fundamental issues regarding race/ethnicity in American politics, including its roots and its â€˜consequences’ or impacts, through a broad body of political science research which addresses various dimensions of the topic. We aim to understand and critically assess the sources, nature and extent of the impact of race/ethnicity in American politics as revealed in systematic studies of these phenomena, demonstrated in the research Race/ethnicity has been and continues to be an important feature of American politics, albeit in changing ways and to varying degrees; we will analyze this extensively.
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.
This junior seminar falls within the "American Politics" subfield, and can fulfill an upper division requirement for the major.
Political Science Majors of Junior and Senior status, with a minimum overall UC GPA of 3.3. Students must place themselves on the waitlist through TeleBEARS in Phase II. Selection and notification will occur around January 14, 2013. Priority may be given to students who have not yet taken a junior seminar.