The course, Race and Education, explores the centrality of education in the social construction of race in the U.S. and schooling as one of the primary institutionalizing sites in the production of race as a cultural phenomenon. This course, conceptualized through a critical race theoretical (CRT) lens, is structured by its own set of principles and assumptions that guide the questions raised and course of study. 

James Meredith Monument at University of Mississippi

The knowledge claims that ground CRT lay in the self-determining resistance of enslaved Africans. Its epistemological origins are in critical legal studies expanded into educational discourse through the works of Richardo – Delgado Derrick Bell (1990), Gloria Ladson Billings (1998), Joyce King (1991), Sylvia Wynter (1992).

  • Format: Online, with synchronous sessions
  • Dates: February 2, 2021 – March 9, 2021
  • Synchronous Sessions: Tuesdays from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. through Zoom
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Pamela Tywman Hoff, Associate Professor, Illinois State University
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 19, 2021)

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