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Racial Justice and Human Rights in the United States: Post WWII through the Cold War (EDMA 289)

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Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 20, 2021

Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

Course Description:
This course is designed for educators in the K-12 educational system. The course content, described in greater detail in the next section, focuses on racial justice and human rights in the United States during the historical period from the end of World War II to the end of the Cold War. The course will focus on practical assignments that teachers, staff, coaches, and administrators can use to advance conversations about human rights and racial justice in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

This course will be held virtually. Students will primarily engage in self-guided, asynchronous learning. The course also will include several synchronous sessions to facilitate discussion of the course material and opportunities for collaboration in the design of lesson plans or other activities for fostering dialogue about racial justice and human rights in the K-12 educational system.
*Synchronous sessions:
-Monday, June 7 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST) to go over the syllabus and course expectations.
-Synchronous sessions will be held at the end of each module on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (CST).
-There will be a final synchronous session on Tuesday August 17 from 9 a.m. to noon (CST).
*Alternative assignments will be developed for individuals who are unable to attend the synchronous sessions.

Anderson, Carol. Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press, 2003). $24.53


Debra L. DeLaet, Professor

This course may not run as scheduled if we do not reach our minimum number of registrations. Should this occur, all registered students will have the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling the registration over into the following semester.