[IDST 260] Critical Philosophy of Race

Inquiry into race and racism from a philosophical perspective, in dialogue with other disciplines.What is the meaning of race?Is it a biological fact or a social construction?Should racial categories be eliminated, or are there good reasons to preserve them?Is racial color-blindness the solution to discrimination, or is it just another form of racism? This course will focus on the history of the concept of race and contemporary debates surrounding racism and racial identity.

Course Title

Critical Philosophy of Race

Course Code

IDST 260



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: Philosophy 110 or 115 or sophomore standing.


Offered occasionally.


Also listed as Philosophy 260/Critical Identity Studies 307.

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