Jul 20, 2024  
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SED 274 - Teaching About Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the United States


Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
This class is an intensive, interdisciplinary examination of race, ethnicity, and class relations in the United States in the past and present and the implications for curriculum development. It explores the political and economic ramifications of race, ethnic, and class definitions and divisions on individuals, groups and the overall society and ways to present them and promote student dialogue and research in secondary school classrooms. In “One Drop of Blood: the American Misadventure of Race,” Scott L. Malcomson asks why a nation supposedly “dedicated to freedom and universal ideals produces, through its obsession with race, an unhappily divided people.” This class examines the work of a number of social scientists, historians, and educators in an effort to answer the question. Students bring their own experiences and a discussion of local conditions on Long Island to the table.
 





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