ANT 4451: Anthropology of Race
Course Description for Anthropology of Race
Anthropology of Race
This course will introduce students to the uses and misuses of the concept of â€œraceâ€ from an anthropological perspective. Within the broad four-field approach of contemporary anthropology, â€œraceâ€ is recognized as a social construction with no biological validity. In this course, students will explore the concept as a social mechanism created during the eighteenth century and utilized to rationalize colonialism, resulting in enduring social hierarchies of inequality based on phenotypic differences.