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Approx. 12 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English, Romanian

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Concepts of Race and Identity

6 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
1.2 Exploring Attitudes to Race and Identity4m
1.3 What Is Race?2m
1.4 Race and American Identity3m
1.5 Fear of Multiethnic Democracy4m
1.6 Social and Economic Benefits of a Diverse Democracy3m
1 reading
Supplementary Readings and Videos10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Historical Legacies of Race in the United States

9 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
2.2 Race in the Foundation of American Society8m
2.3 Slavery as an Economic and Political System, and its Abolition8m
2.4 Racial Exclusion for Asians and Native Americans4m
2.5 Revisiting “Race” as a Socio-historical Construction6m
2.6 Race and Immigration4m
2.7 Practices of Racial Subordination8m
2.8 Laws and Customs Based on Race2m
2.9 Past Is Prologue2m
1 reading
Further Reading10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Legacies of Race and Racism Today

6 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
3.2 How Race Is Lived in America (1)11m
3.3 How Race Is Lived in America (2)10m
3.4 Geographical Segregation Today5m
3.5 Implicit Racial Bias7m
3.6 Facing the Future2m
1 reading
Supplementary Resources: How Race is Lived in America10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Race and Ethnicity in American Social Institutions

5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
4.2 Social Disparities of Race and Ethnicity9m
4.3 Identifying Discrimination in Everyday Social Practice10m
4.4 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Wealth and Income7m
4.5 Inequalities in Education and Housing9m
1 reading
Supplementary Resources: Institutional Racism10m

Instructor

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James D. Anderson

Edward William and Jane Marr Gutsgell Professor of Education
Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

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