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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FDN 2350 - Unlearning Racism:Racial Literacy for Responsible Citizenship (3)

When Offered: Fall
GEN ED: Social Science Designation; Integrative Learning Experience (Theme: “Critical Consciousness: Learning for Equity and Justice”)
Understanding and developing racial literacy is at the core of this course and is particularly important in an increasingly multicultural and global world. In this course, students will acquire the tools and the abilities to critically analyze racial/racist ideologies, racial norms, and racial patterns embedded in society and in institutions. The goal of this course is to produce racially literate citizens capable of problematizing the constructions of race and racist practices. Consequently, this course requires a commitment to break the taboos of talking about race by grappling with and appreciating diverse and unfamiliar experiences and recognizing that there is much to learn. The content and major modes of inquiry that guide this course are highly interdisciplinary and include sociology, social psychology, Critical Race Theory, Critical Social Theory, qualitative studies, history, and anthropology.