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Race and Public Policy (326-0-20)


Traci R Burch
601 University Pl # 202
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Meeting Info

University Hall 121: Tues, Thurs 2:00PM - 3:20PM

Overview of class

The United States' population is becoming ever-more diverse. According to the Census Bureau, racial and ethnic minorities will comprise a majority of the population within our lifetimes—by 2042. This course will explore how diversity shapes policy debates and choices in the U. S., and also how policies in turn contribute to racial and ethnic diversity. The focus will be on contemporary issues; however we will be sure to cover the historical roots of race and public policy. We will cover such topics as immigration reform, school choice, residential segregation, and criminal justice.

Teaching Method

Lecture and discussion sections

Evaluation Method

Participation 30% Paper 30% Final Group Project 40%

Class Attributes

Social & Behavioral Sciences Distro Area