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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

MES 12.14 The Intellectual History of Racism: Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas

When was the concept of race born?  Why was it invented, and how did it change the way that we think about politics?  This seminar explores the forgotten “ism” of intellectual history — racism.  We will survey ideas of racial difference across history and look at how they have been used to justify inequalities of power.  Readings will be a mix of primary source materials and scholarly research in classics, history, Middle Eastern studies, religion, and philosophy.

Cross Listed Courses

GOVT 86.43

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Dist:TMV; WCult:CI

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