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Racial-Ethnic Politics in US (CSRE 121L, PUBLPOL 121L)

Requirements: 
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
121L
Subject: 
POLISCI

Why is contemporary American politics so sharply divided along racial and party lines? Are undocumented immigrants really more likely to commit crimes than U.S. citizens? What makes a political ad "racist?" The U.S. population will be majority-minority by 2050; what does this mean for future electoral outcomes? We will tackle such questions in this course, which examines various issues surrounding the development of political solidarity within racial groups; the politics of immigration, acculturation, and identification; and the influence of race on public opinion, political behavior, the media, and in the criminal justice system. Prior coursework in Economics or Statistics strongly recommended.

Course ID: 
213 101
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit