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U.S. Anti-Black Racism Course

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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.

Course dates:

  • Fall 2021: Monday, Oct. 18 - Friday, Dec. 10
  • Faculty and Staff Fall 2021 Dates: TBD

Registration

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.

Course Objectives

By the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Use existing research to describe the foundational history and concepts related to systemic anti-Black racism in the United States.
  2. Explain foundational scholarship focused on Black-Led movements and concepts such as Black civil rights, Black resistance, Black resilience, and intersectional solidarity.
  3. 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.
  4. Locate valuable resources throughout the University of Connecticut that work to disrupt anti-Black racism for the collective good. 
  5. 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.

Course Modules

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

Faculty

UConn, Sharde_Davis

Dr. Shardé Davis
Department of Communication

UConn, David Embrick

Dr. David Embrick
Department of Sociology

UConn, Milagros_Montoya

Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya
Department of Education

Gabriel-Dexter

Dr. Dexter Gabriel
Department of History

morgan-jamelia

Jamelia Morgan
Department of Law

Neol Cazenave

 Dr. Noel Cazenave
Department of Sociology

J_Ogbar

 Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar
Department of HIstory

evelyn-simien

Dr. Evelyn Simien
Department of Political Science

F_Flowers

Dr. Fumilayo Showers
Department of Sociology

michelle_williams

Dr. Michelle Williams
Department of Psychological Sciences

Loneke Blackman-Carr_square

Dr. Loneke Blackman-Carr
Department of Nutritional Sciences

wizdom

Dr. Wizdom Powell
UConn Health

Saran-Stewart

Dr. Saran Stewart
Department of Education

diandra_prescott

Dr. Diandra J. Prescod
Department of Education

VioletJimenezSims

Dr. Violet Jiménez Sims
Department of Education

Melina Pappademos

Dr. Melina Pappademos
Department of History

Tamika La Salle

Dr. Tamika La Salle
Student Engagement Faculty

Rhys Hall

Ryhs Hall
Course Moderator

Advisory Board

Diplock_square

Peter Diplock
Associate Vice Provost,
Center for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning

Melina

Dr. Melina Pappademos
Associate Professor,
Department of History

willena_price

Willena Kimpson Price
Director,
African American Cultural Center

Frank_Tuitt

Frank Tuitt
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
University of Connecticut