Catalogue 2013 - 2014

CUL 210 Comparative Race Relations: U.S. and South Africa


3 cr.


Sophomore standing.

Course Description

This course compares the experience of the United States and South Africa from the colonization by Europeans to the Civil Rights successes in the U.S. and the end of Apartheid in South Africa. We will study the literature, religious issues, political conflicts, and historical experience of these two cultures through the prism of race relations. We will study the works and lives of, among others, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Biko, and Martin Luther King, as well as the political and economic realities which constrained and were changed by these individuals' activities.


Satisfies Elements of Culture requirement "C".

Formerly CUL 310.