CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 008 The Algebra Project: Education, Citizenship, and Community Organizing for Social Justice in the 21st Century
Term: WN 2007
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the history, philosophy, and pedagogical practice of the Algebra Project. Founded by civil rights veteran and community activist Bob Moses, the Algebra Project is a math literacy program based on the principle that all children deserve an education that encourages and supports them in the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for 21st century citizenship. It draws on the lessons and legacy of the Civil Rights movement, and especially of the movement’s “community organizing tradition.” We will investigate this tradition and the broader movement history of which it was a part, studying how this history informed the founding and development of the Algebra Project. This will include looking at the ideas and influence of Ella Baker on the movement in general and on Bob Moses and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in particular. Our study of the Civil Rights movement will also focus on the Freedom Schools that activists organized during the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project (“Freedom Summer”). From there we will examine other theories of radical and liberatory educational practice before moving to an examination of current challenges, concerns, and crises in our public education system. All of this will provide the basis for our in-depth analysis of the Algebra Project as well as the Young People’s Project (YPP), a youth-initiated and youth-led movement. The YPP has grown out of the Algebra Project to project and expand its vision of education, community organizing, and citizenship for the 21st century.

CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11218
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Epid 666 Health and African Development
002 (SEM)
P
19214
Open
20
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: "Love in Black and White"
003 (SEM)
P
19751
Open
14
14Jr>
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Higher Education and African-American Social Development
004 (LEC)
P
22268
Open
5
2Jr
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 004: Meets w/ AC 498.002 American Social Reflection: Thinking about Race and Society
005 (SEM)
P
19803
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 005: Meets with SAC 441.003 African/South African Cinema
006 (LAB)
 
20222
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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M 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Note: Section 006: Meets with SAC 441.004 African/South African Cinema
007 (SEM)
P
25139
Open
10
 
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 007: Meets with Anthro 458.001 Race and Displacement
008 (SEM)
P
20822
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 008: Meets with RCSSI 461.001 The Algebra Project
009 (SEM)
P
26449
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 009: Meets with Anthro 447.001
010 (SEM)
P
28569
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 010: Meets w/ AC 498 The Culture of Jazz
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