Conversations You Can't Have on Campus: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Identity

Four students having a discussion in a hallway.

Students having a discussion outside of the classroom. (Image courtesy of Sydney Uni on Flickr.)


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Spring 2012



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What is race? What is ethnicity? How can communication and relationships between men and women be improved? What causes segregation in our society? How do stereotypes develop and why do they persist? How do an individual's racial, ethnic, and sexual identities form and develop? This course explores these topics and more.