E103 25343 Who Am I? Race, Gender, and Identity (Senchuk) (PHIL) (A & H) (3 cr.)

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 from a wide range 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 should 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.