2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHL-170 Whitness in America: Constructions Past Present


An examination and ethical consideration of whiteness as it is used to refer to a race of people; the meaning of the concept of racial whiteness; how the concept arose, developed and changed in history; how whiteness is experienced by people deemed white or non-white; what effects the concept has had and currently has as a construct and idea in 21st Century America. Throughout the course we will attempt both to understand the history of the construction of an idea, and to interrogate the morality of that construction. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.



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