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Black Lives Matter: Activism and Race Equity course

Learn about Black history and culture

We’ve created a new short course called Black Lives Matter: Activism and Race Equity. The course will run across Semesters B and C, from Monday 30 January 2023 until June 2023. 

Units of study will be released every two weeks and the schedule will be available on the Canvas page. Topics include the founding of the Black Lives Matter movement and its aims and objectives; methods and histories of activism around the world; Black history and decolonisation; blackness in the sciences, including health care; Black music and film; environmental racism and much more.

You can choose to take part in the course for credits or without. If you choose to study the course for credits, they will appear on your record as additional, which means they will not count towards your degree classification. If you're a final year student, you'll be able to see evidence of completion in your portal.

During the course, you’ll be studying across different subject areas, gaining knowledge in disciplines you may never have studied before. You’ll also develop skills of self-reflection and criticality through the weekly tasks, reading journal, and the final assignment.

If you choose to study for credits then you will also complete a final assignment (as well as the weekly tasks), which will be a project of your own choosing—based in your discipline and/or interests, such as an essay, art piece, report, video, website, etc. 

Click to sign up for the module

You must sign up for the module before 16.00, Friday 27 January 2023.

If you would like more information, please email the module leader, Chris Lloyd.