The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the U.S. as well as the brutal beating of Defonte Miller and death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Canada have reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement and have sparked new discussions about the prevalence of anti-Black racism in Canada. This generalist course will focus on issues related to race and its origins, anti-Black Racism, and the construct of Whiteness. Through case studies and the sharing of experiences, participants explore their own relationships to power, privilege, oppression to enhance their awareness within their personal and professional interactions.
The course will use a reflexive and participatory approach. Learning formats will include lectures, case studies, group discussions, role plays, group work, journaling, videos and guest presentations. You will be expected to draw on the assigned readings in class discussions and take notes. You are also expected to keep informed of the media coverage of contemporary social issues. The instructor may make changes to course content depending on issues of contemporary relevance.
- Enhanced vocabulary around issues of race, racism ethnicity and equity.
- Increased knowledge about systemic and interpersonal racism.
- Developing understanding of how political, economic and social-cultural practice shape identity, power, privilege and oppression.
- Demonstrated capacity for critical self-reflection and increased awareness of unconscious bias, prejudice, and microaggressions.
- Identification of promising strategies to comprehensively address anti-Black racism within our society and the workplace.
Learners will be expected to actively participate in online classes and complete a combination of reflections, presentations, and assignments. Upon successful completion of this class learners will receive grade of completion and receive a Certificate of Completion.
- Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.
- Course content will be available through Blackboard Collaborate Learning Management System and Microsoft Teams.
- All course details can be accessed through Blackboard. A link will be provided through email prior to the first day of class so that you will have access to all course resources and streaming functions
- Once you are accepted to this program, you will be given a UWinID and will be required to activate it in order to access Blackbaord.
- Please activate your UWinID as soon as possible. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Blackboard. If you have any issues, please contact email@example.com.
- Blackboard.uwindsor.ca works best with Google Chrome. You can also use Firefox or Safari. It is suggested that you avoid using Internet Explorer. There is a “Navigating Your Online Course” module and technical tutorials that you can review for a brief orientation to Blackboard once you log in. Feel free to review the full Blackboard preferred system requirements.
Microsoft Teams Requirements
- Instructional time will be held on Microsoft Teams. As a student of this course, the University of Windsor will provide you with access to Microsoft Teams.
- Once you register you will be prompted to activate your UWinID. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Microsoft Teams. If you have any issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Microsoft Teams is available in three versions including desktop, web and mobile app. The Microsoft Teams desktop app is available for both Windows 7 and 10 and macOS 10.10 or later. On Windows, Teams requires .NET framework 4.5 or later; the Teams installer will offer to install it for you if you don't have it. If you are unable to install Desktop App, you can use web version of Teams. In addition, Microsoft Teams mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. You can download it from your respective app store on the device. Full instructions will be provided before the course start.
Learners will be expected to possess:
- Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such as Word
- Experience working with word processing, email, and web browsing
- English language proficiency