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Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Concepts of Race and Identity

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Historical Legacies of Race in the United States

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Legacies of Race and Racism Today

2 hours to complete
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Race and Ethnicity in American Social Institutions

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 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
3 readings
Supplementary Resources: Institutional Racism10m
Video Update, 202010m
Additional References and Links10m

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