Course: Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary

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Spring 2021
Fridays, 12:45-1:45 p.m.
via Zoom

The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights presents Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary, presenting preeminent scholars, thought leaders, and public intellectuals to guide students through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of systemic racism and racial justice. The course is available to all Notre Dame students as a pass/fail one-credit course, or to undergraduates as a graded 3-credit course.
In each class period, a guest expert will present opening remarks that dissect a "Word of the Week." Included among the "words" will be broad concepts (e.g., "Implicit Bias") as well as specific topics (e.g., "Ferguson," "Curricular Race Gap," "Black Lives Matter"). Following the main presentation, the guest expert will respond to student questions and offer "Three Musts" -- must-read, must-watch, or must listen -- on the Word of the Week, or on anti-racism more generally.

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Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary

1 Credit, P/F
Fridays, 12:45-1:45 p.m., via Zoom

In addition to attending the weekly lectures, students will also participate in three small-group sessions and write a brief reflection paper.

CHR 30711-01, CRN 31921 (Primary)

Crosslist Information:

LAW  70919 01, CRN 32943
MGA  60823 01, CRN 31919
CHR  60700 01, CRN 31920

3 Credit, Graded
Wednesdays, 12:45-2:00 p.m., 320 DeBartolo Hall
Fridays, 12:45-2:00 p.m., via Zoom

Students will anchor the weekly lectures in a seminar course. Informed by readings, short papers, and a final project, students will engage more deeply in connecting each week's topic to the larger context of systemic racism.

CHR 33702-01, CRN 32530


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