This decal aims to confront uncomfortable conversations about privilege and positionality to understand where white bodies have the responsibility to be in movements against white supremacy and in solidarity with marginalized peoples and groups of color. This class will not be to coddle white fragility, but to deconstruct and relearn whiteness through case studies, speakers, and intense, critical readings.
All readings will be provided for free on bCourses. Students will only be required to bring something to take notes with to class and internet to access readings. If you are unable to obtain either of these, contact a facilitator and we will arrange something.
Student Learning Objectives:
Understand their positionality in the work of decolonization, and unlearn as well as develop new knowledge about white identity and how its constructs of oppression build most things we have come to see as “natural.”
40% Participation in class
30% Weekly written assignments
Shows interest in readings and participates in discussion, providing meaningful commentary that is reflective and constructive. Student provides beneficially to the space and adheres to community agreements.
Weekly written assignments:
1 paragraph responses to the discussion question that proves engagement with the topic at hand. Assignments are due weekly and will be submitted online. They will be reflective of the prior weeks themes but work generally with the common questions of the class.
One unexcused absence
2 Absences= Letter grade drop
|Deconstructing Whiteness||Erica Gibbons, Madeline Livingstone||30||175 Barrows Hall||[F] 12:00PM-2:00PM||8/24/2018||
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