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BLST 104: Race, Place, and Schooling: Black Americans and Education

several children waving and schoolteacher on a bus

Course Description

Examination of the social, political, cultural, and economic factors shaping Black Americans’ educational experiences in the United States historically and currently. Same as EDPS 104. General Education: Understanding the Individual and Society course; Understanding U.S. Society course.

This course also fulfills the Cultural Production and Analysis and Race, Politics, and Institutions major/minor theme requirements.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Elizabeth Todd-Breland, “Community Control”

Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Case for Reparations”

Eve Ewing, “Mourning”

Ken Robinson, renowned education expert, discusses the need to change education paradigms.

This documentary film chronicles hip hip and life on the streets in Chicago.