Mar 21, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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POLS 4751 - Critical Race Theory

Examines, analyzes, and theorizes race and racism from a critical and politicized perspective. This rich theorectical perspective points out that racism is still a pervasive part of contemporary societies, and seeks out effective ways to challenge racism’s existence and impact on various groups and societies. Examines Critical Race Theory as a theoretical and political alternative for understanding and criticizing racism in contemporary settings. Critical Race Theory critiques perspectives that claim far-reaching progress has been made combating racism. Challenges students to think in new ways about contemporary manifestations of racism. Explores innovative ways to challenge the widespread prevalence of racism.

Requisites: 6 Hours in AAS or 6 hours in POLS or 6 hours in WGS
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will have a command of the major tenets of Critical Race Theory, including but not limited to: the pervasiveness of racism, white privilege, interest convergence, intersectionality, and differential racialization.
  • Students will have a more thoroughly developed set of critical thinking skills related to issues of racism, including the ability to critique the many ways contemporary institutions and discourses are racialized.
  • Students will understand Critical Race Theory as both a theoretical and political movement that challenges more mainstream understandings of race and racism.

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