HIST 0265 - The Minority Experience: A Multicultural History of the United States

Credits: 3

This course explores the history of racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities in the Unites States from the 1700s to the present. The types of discrimination each group has faced, both past and present, are discussed. Topics include: Native American history, African American history, Latino American history (focusing on Mexicans and Puerto Ricans), the Irish experience in America, Asian and Arab-Americans, Jews and Muslims, gays and lesbians, as well as changing definitions of "whiteness."

Prerequisites: HIST 0130 , HIST 0131 , or HIST 0132 .

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