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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 260 - Identity Politics

In an era of resurgent nationalism, fundamentalism, and a purported “clash of civilizations,” identity has supplanted ideology as the organizing political principle of the 21st century.  Using both primary and secondary literature, fiction, and nonfiction, and a variety of media, this course examines the politics of American identities from the construction of a postcolonial nationalist agenda through the identity politics of  the civil rights movements to a critical reassessment of American identity in the 21st century. Satisfies Individual and Society General Education requirement.

(Cr: 3)