4 hours; 4 creditsAnalysis of the politics of race and the struggles of people of color in the United States' including slavery and Reconstruction, the history of Native American conquest and removal, immigration and the changing meanings of whiteness, US imperialism, the liberation struggles of the 1960s, mass incarceration and post-9/11 racial politics. Focus on developing students' critical reading and analytical writing skills and on engaging with the issues of the day and their historical contexts in substantive, thorough form. Reading and writing-intensive course. Political Science 3191W and American Studies 3107W are the same course.Prerequisite: English 1012 and one of the following: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or permission of department. Class Notes: SAME AS AMST 3107W. Enrollment Requirements: English 1012 and one of the following: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range is required to take this course. Requirement Designation: Regular Liberal Arts.