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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 starting early next year called Black Lives Matter: Activism and Race Equity. The course will run for 12 weeks from Monday 30 January 2023, and you can take part flexibly around your programme.   

There are no timetabled online classes, but rather activities, viewing and reading to do over the week. Tutors from across the University will provide short videos, interactive tasks, and guided reading lists to help you explore the material.  

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’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. This final assignment 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. Part of your grade will be assigned by you, too. 

Students can choose to take part in the short course for credits or without. 

Click to register your interest for the module and to receive updates 

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