This course focuses on the construction and maintenance of race and ethnicity in the United States through an exploration of African-American identity. Through the lens of ethnography, material culture, and language the development of a distinct, but diverse, culture is traced from its origins to global presence. The intent of the course is to provide a foundation for understanding ethnicity in general, as well as the breadth of African-American ethnicity and its essential role in the development of American life. Students who have taken ANTH 313 may take this course for credit.
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