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Race and Racism in American History


Fall 2024

Monday, September 9 – Friday, December 20, 2024


Fixed-Pace Course


United States History



In Race and Racism in American History, students critically examine the impact of race and racism on American society. The course invites students into a deep analysis of historical events, policies, and social movements that have shaped racial dynamics in the United States. Through discussions, critical readings, and projects, students will explore a wide array of perspectives and experiences, uncovering the complexities of racial identity. By engaging with diverse viewpoints, students are encouraged to critically reflect on the roots and ramifications of racism, fostering a comprehensive understanding of its presence in historical and contemporary contexts. Race and Racism in American History aims to cultivate an informed, empathetic, and nuanced approach to discussing race, equipping students with the tools to actively participate in ongoing dialogues about equality and justice.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


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