College Of Arts And Sciences | WHO AM I?: RACE, GENDER, AND IDENTITY
E103 | 0121 | Senchuk


Our conceptions of ourselves and how we live with others in our society are powerfully
influenced by notions of race and gender.  These notions and their influence upon us will be
explored in this course from a variety of disciplinary perspectives--especially: biological,
psychological, literary, and philosophical.  The aim of this course is to help students gain insight
into their own lives as members of a racially divided and gender-structured society.  Students will
gain greater awareness and understanding of the racial and gender issues that confront us in our
everyday lives.  Students will be encouraged to think more critically, usefully, and--perhaps most
importantly--responsibly about those issues.  A variety of texts and videos will be critically
examined throughout the term.