Race & Racism in America / COMING SOON

Teaching Anti-Racism: Open Access for an Inclusive World

Race & Racism in America is a new General Education elective that will be taught for the first time in Fall 2021 at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In Fall 2022, it will become the first required General Education course on anti-racism in the Commonwealth. After full implementation, the course, with learning objectives including explaining how racism operates on structural, institutional, and individual levels, will reach ~5000 VCU students every year, and will be taught by hundreds of faculty. The current proposal seeks to develop this course as an open educational resource that will ultimately be available for adoption through Open Education Resource repositories. Through the production of expert interviews and no-cost alternative content to the textbook that will be adopted initially, a VIVA Open Course Grant will save VCU students hundreds of thousands of dollars on a course with content that is critically urgent in the U.S. today.

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