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  • This course examines the role of schooling in the formation of race and class structures across the Americas. We explore a variety of theories of the relationship between schooling and race and class formation; we read empirical research on race, class, and schooling in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. In the midst of reading theoretical articles and empirical research, students will engage in a local, qualitative investigation of the relationship between race, class, and schooling. This exercise serves several purposes. It encourages students to compare, cross-nationally and cross-temporally, the relationship between schooling, race, and class. Further, it provides students with an opportunity to learn and apply basic ethnographic methods in a guided setting.