Race and American Law – 6953

This seminar addresses the racial and legal history of major racial groups in the U.S., including African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Whites. In addition to these histories, the seminar includes the following topics: competing definitions of race and racism; the legal system's contribution to the construction of race; race, voting, and participation in democracy; developing notions of equality; segregation and education; race, marriage, and family; race and crime; and responses to racism.

Graduation Requirements
Upper Division Legal Writing
Subject Area
Human Rights *
Student Year
Upper Division
Grade base
A - F
Course type