Winter 2018 - Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance colloquia

Winter 2018 HC 424H/421H: The Rhetoric of Racial Reconciliation

Professor: David Frank

4 credits

•  CRN 23288: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ GSH 103

Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Arts & Letters Colloquium and an IP (Identity, Pluralism and Tolerance) Multicultural class. If the student has already taken an Arts & Letters Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an IP Multicultural class.

This course centers on the rhetoric of race, adaptive racism, adaptive anti-racism, and racial reconciliation.  Drawing from the theories of intersectionality, the course is designed to study the rhetoric of race, adaptive racism, adaptive anti-racism for the purpose of creating the mythic and symbolic anchors for racial reconciliation. Read more


Winter 2018 HC 424H/431H: Autobiography as Political Agency

Professor: Anita Chari

4 credits

•  CRN 23287: Monday, 18:00 - 20:50 @ Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem

Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: a Social Science Colloquium and an IP (Identity, Pluralism and Tolerance) Multicultural class. If the student has already taken a Social Sceince Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an IP Multicultural class.

This course is part of the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program, and open only to CHC students. Half the students (“inside” students) are prison inmates and the other half are University of Oregon students (“outside” students).

This class explores the autobiography as a form of both personal and political expression. The class begins by complicating, questioning and demystifying the divide between the personal and political by linking students' personal stories and histories with narratives of broader social structures, such as capitalism, patriarchy, slavery, and colonialism. Read more