Two New AAST Summer Courses

new summer courses

The African American Studies Program will offer two new online courses during the final 3-week session of the summer semester. Both will run from July 27th to August 14th. Make sure to register soon!

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Tobin Miler Shearer will teach Dismantling Racism: From Theory to Practice

The course introduces students to the research-based and field-tested terms, concepts, and principles to dismantle institutional racism. Highly interactive and taught by an instructor with thirty years’ experience in the anti-racism field.

Register using CRN 51263.

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Alhaji Conteh will teach From the New Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter

In this course, we will examine the historical development of prisons and policing in the United States and how these two mechanisms have been used as a form of social control, specifically against people of African descent. The course will explore themes such as the war on drugs, the development of mass incarceration, and the extrajudicial killings of Black people by the police, among other topics. The course will also examine some of the possible solutions to these issues raised by organizers, scholars, lawyers, and the currently and formerly incarcerated. By the end of the course, students will become familiar with important concepts and terms and will have a fundamental understanding of the history of prisons and police in the United States.

Register using CRN 51262.