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Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory Seminar. Critical race theory (CRT) was borne out of both the successes of and frustrations with the legal civil rights movement. CRT?s central intellectual contribution to legal discourse has been its critique of the interconnections between race and law, and the ways in which race and law define (and are defined by) one another. This seminar will examine the content of CRT?its critique of race, color-blindness and the limits of formal equality?and its methodological commitments, particularly the use of narrative storytelling and parables, and the conscious injection of minority voices and perspectives into legal scholarship and legal doctrine. This class will examine a range of social and political issues, namely race and racism, sexism, classism and heterosexism, and the intersection of these social-identity markers. Our readings will also include material from critical legal studies, feminist jurisprudence and queer legal studies, as well as philosophical and theological critiques of race. This seminar has a two-draft paper requirement.


Catalog Number: CONPUB 640
Practice Areas: Civil and Human RightsPerspective viewpoint
Additional Course Information: Consult Professor about writing requirements


Course History

Spring 2013
Title: Critical Race Theory
Faculty: Lyke, Sheldon
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Fall 2011
Title: Critical Race Theory
Faculty: Njike, Jacinda (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24



Fall 2010
Title: Critical Race Theory
Faculty: Njike, Jacinda (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 7