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HIST 251

The Idea of Race

Prerequisite: HIST 107, HIST 144, HIST 344, or HIST 348. Race is a relatively new idea in Western civilization, and the course traces its creation in the eighteenth century as a response to Europe's exploration of the world beyond its borders, through the nineteenth century's growth of "race science" and Imperialism, and finally into twentieth century versions in such diverse movements as Fascism and anti-colonialism. V.1, V.5