U.S. Anti-Black Racism Course
UNIV 3985, Section 002
Special Topics: U.S. Anti-Black Racism
1-Credit Course, Begins October 18, 2021
Free to all UConn students, faculty and staff
This 1-credit course introduces students to foundational history and concepts related to systemic and anti-Black racism. It also exposes students to foundational concepts related to Black consciousness, Black resistance, Black resilience, and intersectional solidarity. While anti-Black racism and Black identities are global phenomena, this course focuses particularly on the U.S. context. In addition, the course will introduce students to resources at UConn to continue their study and development in understanding and potentially disrupting anti-Black racism for the collective good. The course consists of seven (7) modules. Each week-long module contains multiple units developed by individual faculty contributors.
- Fall 2021: Monday, Oct. 18 - Friday, Dec. 10
- Faculty and Staff Fall 2021 Dates: TBD
Students can enroll in Student Administration until September 13, the end of add/drop. Students should consult the Office of Student Financial Aid Services prior to dropping if this class is used to meet full-time enrollment requirements. Beginning September 14 and until October 25, students can enroll using this form.
Course: UNIV-3985, Section 002
Class Number: 18028
Instruction Mode: Online
For detailed information, see the course syllabus.
By the completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Use existing research to describe the foundational history and concepts related to systemic anti-Black racism in the United States.
- Explain foundational scholarship focused on Black-Led movements and concepts such as Black civil rights, Black resistance, Black resilience, and intersectional solidarity.
- Question the consequences of anti-Black racism in areas such as Black health and wellness; Black agency and resilience; and/or anti-Blackness in higher education.
- Locate valuable resources throughout the University of Connecticut that work to disrupt anti-Black racism for the collective good.
- Select critically engaged science, social science, and humanities courses offered by UConn that focus on anti-Blackness and appeal to your interests and plans of study.
The course is comprised of seven (7) modules which include the following topics:
- Legacies of Chattel Slavery
- Systemic Racism Anti-Black Racism
- Black-Led and Intersectional Social Movements
- Black Agency and Resilience
- Black Health and Wellness
- Contemporary Intersectional Solidarity
- Anti-Blackness on the College Campus
Frequently Asked Questions
Additional Course Information
Review Frequently Asked Questions regarding the course
View Advisory Board of Provost's Committee on Anti-Black Racism
Watch a short video on Racial Justice at UConn
Watch a short video on the course introduction for the Anti-Black Racism course at UConn
Meet the course Faculty
Diversity and Inclusion at UConn
Contact us at email@example.com.
Associate Vice Provost,
Center for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning
Dr. Melina Pappademos
Department of History
Willena Kimpson Price
African American Cultural Center
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
University of Connecticut