History of Multicultural America – New Course, Fall 2015

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A History of Multicultural America

HIST 10713 – Fall 2015 – Enroll Now!

This class surveys the making of the United States from a multicultural perspective. Spanning the precolonial era to the present, the course includes units on Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, European immigrants, and Latinos/as–analyzing the different groups comparatively and in relationship to one another. In addition to history, the course includes elements of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and explores the intersections between race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality.

Students will learn this history by reading and discussing the perspectives of diverse authors and watching a series of documentary and feature films about each group.  In addition to our textbook–Ron Takaki’s classic, A Different Mirror–we will read the following books:

  • N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn
  • Pauli Murray, Proud Shoes
  • Thomas Bell, Out of This Furnace
  • Oscar Zeta Acosta, The Revolt of the Cockroach People
  • Maxine Hong Kingston, Woman Warrior

Assignments include reading response papers and a family oral history interview project.  Questions Please email me at m.krochmal@tcu.edu

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