Jun 13, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BLKS 220 - Black Lives Matter: (subtitle)


Credit(s): 3
Lecture: 3
Non-Lecture: 0
This is a course that engages with the ideas and issues at the heart of the contemporary Black Lives Matter Movement. Inspired by and engaged with the justice movement emerging and growing in response to the devastating numbers of (unpunished) murders of Black Americans, this course will use a variety of academic tools and perspectives to explore the historic and contemporary manifestations of white supremacy and the struggle to dismantle it. The Black Lives Matter Movement offers an inherent challenge to the widespread belief that the United States has achieved a post-racial society. Among other things, this course will provide a framework for examining the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow in our society as well as the political and cultural tactics Black Americans have used to insist on their humanity and civil rights. This topic lends itself to multiple disciplinary perspectives and faculty in a variety of departments will teach it with different emphases. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Offered at least once in four semesters.



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