LMU Pre-College Programs – Political Science: Race Relations

    LMU Pre-College Programs – Political Science: Race Relations


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Debate, Social Justice, Humanities
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Application Deadline: 03/15/22
    • Career Clusters: Government and Public Administration
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    The "Political Science: Race Relations" program will focus on political and social issues that Black and Latinx groups, as well as their Asian and White counterparts, encounter -grounding political issues around theories of contact and group positioning, among others.

    LMU's Summer Pre-College applications are now open for summer 2022! Apply by our March 15, 2022 deadline for the best chance at being placed in your top choice program.

    Projections show that the United States is quickly becoming a minority-majority nation. U.S. Census data suggests that by 2044, over half of the population will be non-white. Given these projections, it is important that we understand how different racial groups interact with one another socially and politically.

    Academic research often focuses on white-minority relations, yet given future demographics, it is of growing importance to understand intra-minority relations. This course will focus primarily on Black-Latinx relations, while offering comparisons to their Asian and White counterparts. We will begin by focusing on the important issues and topics that Black and Latinx groups encounter in the US. After grounding the groups in their individual contexts, we will take on various political issues to determine how Black and Latinx groups work together (or against each other). This course will also ground those arguments around theories of threat, contact, and group positioning, among others.

    At the end of the course, students will have a nuanced perspective on race-relations that is not easily explained by notions of complete solidarity or discrimination, but a complicated relationship that is operationalized through state actors and white supremacy. 

    Cost and Session Information

    Session Dates: June 26, 2022 - July 9, 2022

    Two-Week Residential, Non-Credit Programs: $5,100


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