A History of Race and Ethnicity in Western North America, 1598 to the present
General Catalog Course Title:
A History of Race and Ethnicity in Western North America, 1598 to the present
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2013

This course explores the role of "race" and ethnicity in the history of what became the Western United States from the Spanish invasion of the Southwest to contemporary controversies surrounding "race" in California. Rather than providing a continuous historical narrative, or treating each racialized "other" separately, the course works through a series of chronologically organized events in which issues of racial differences played key roles in creating what became a western identity. 

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.