Courses: The Measure and Mismeasure of Man (HISTH251B01)

Spring 2013

This course considers the history of race and race relations in the United States from a global perspective. Our aim will be to understand race as a socially construction, as a historically specific conceptions of natural difference that enforced political, social, and cultural difference. We will explore the social history of different racial groups, individually and in relation to one another, to examine how and why specific racial formations emerged within and as a product of the historical development of colonial empires; global capitalism; modern nation-states; and industrial technologies of commercial popular culture.

Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing

Fulfills: SO III Limit:35


History (Web site)

Taught By

John Cheng (Profile)


Haverford, Hall 106

Meeting Times

TTh 2:30-4:00