This course begins with an analysis of the concept of “Race.” Small groups will prepare presentations on each of the major racial groups in the US: African Americans, American Indians, Latinas/os, Asian Americans and Whites. The remainder of the course will be determined by the participants who will choose from the following topics: Evolving notions of equality; voting and participatory democracy; residential segregation and education; freedom of expression; sexuality and the family; popular culture; crime and responses to racism. In addition to class presentations, students will also do a service learning project involving race, law and the local community. Students will register for this as a three credit course although the class will only meet for two hours per week. One hour will be independent study pertaining to the community project.