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Contours of Racial Thought (12 points)


Leader: Andrew Markus

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines the development of racial thought in western societies. Topics include classical views of human types; early reactions to the populations of the New World; justifications for slavery; the impact of enlightenment thought; the rise of scientific racism; anti-Semitism and Nazi ideologues; and 'new racism' and 'culturalism' in contemporary thought.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 25% + Research essay (4000 words): 50% + Open book exam (2 hours): 25%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: HSY4700, HYM5500

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