This module allows you to particularize and historically contextulalise some of the debates concerning race, slavery and American identity formation. We will be examining a variety of texts, literary, autobiographical, political and visual.

It will allow you to develop your organizational skills through the use of work sheets. We will work on your essay writing skills by focusing on how to relate the detail of a text to the larger theme of the course. The class culminates in a group presentation which will help your to develop presentation and group work skills.