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1. Anthropology 217: Race and Ethnicity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Bestem)

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An introduction to the main theories that attempt to explain race and ethnicity, including the notion that both are social and not biological entities. Case studies from around the New World that reflect the ways different socioeconomic, political, and historical structuring contexts encourage varying forms of racial and ethnic identification. Application of the principles derived from this study to understand racial and ethnic interaction and tensions in the contemporary United States.

2. Education 315: U.S. Environmental Justice Issues (Barnhardt, Department Head)

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The histories and contexts of U.S. environmental justice movements in the 20th century, and various theoretical frameworks on the role that race, class, gender, power, and identity politics play in the construction and mobilization of these justice movements. How and why communities organize around environmental justice issues, why some people participate and others do not, why some communities succeed and others do not, and why the discourse of environmental justice differs from other mainstream environmental discourses.

3. Anthropology 336: The Meaning of Color and Culture (Mills, Department Head)

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The concepts of race, color, and ethnicity are examined in cases from the United States, South Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean to illustrate how race, color, and ethnicity are cultural and social categories. A historical overview of the concepts and the ways in which they have acquired different meanings over time and space. 

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