RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 001 Unteaching Racism
Term: WN 2008
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Unteaching Racism has the following goals:

  1. to learn some ways that race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, class, culture, and history have shaped relations between people of color and whites in the United States
  2. to come to grips with the ways that "blatant" and "subtle" forms of racism have shaped us all individually and personally
  3. to expand our knowledge of how racism is taught, learned, practiced and institutionalized
  4. to practice "un-teaching racism" in the local community

Through readings, videos, discussions, speakers, student presentations, and attempts to facilitate conversations in the community, we will look for answers to six broad, deceptively simple questions: What is race? What is racism? How are minority group identities assigned, chosen, and experienced? How significant is racism and stereotyping in the U.S. today? How do we internalize our society's racist assumptions and practices? How can we un-learn and un-teach racism?

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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