Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


ETH-123 - Politics of Race/Ethnicity/National I.D. (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course will explore the concepts of race, ethnicity, and national identity as forces for conflict and change worldwide. The continuing conflict between minority groups and the cultural majority in the United States, and the renewed concern with immigration will be examined and contrasted with selected struggles plaguing nations in the 21st century. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the conflict between Shia and Sunni Muslims, the Palestinian struggle against Israel, the genocide in Burundi and Rwanda between the Tutsi and the Hutu, and the violence between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland are examples of the conflicts which will be studied in some detail.


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