University Writing: Readings in Race and Ethnicity

Course Description

This course is designed to help undergraduates cultivate their scholarly voices as they enter the university and begin to engage in the academic conversations that form our intellectual community. Students will learn that writing is a process of continual refinement of ideas and their expression. Rather than approaching writing as an innate talent, this course will teach writing as a unique, learned skill that can be practiced and developed.

In this section, we read and write essays that engage urgent conversations about race and ethnicity to advance social justice. We will study interdisciplinary essays that explore constructs of identity and representation in our everyday lives, as well as essays that interrogate how these constructs operate within systems of oppression and pose strategies for disrupting those systems.