EDUC 3045 - CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN EDUCATION
This course focuses on foundational scholarship, theories and germinal texts that inform critical race theory. By introducing central tenets, principles and tensions, we will provide an historical overview of critical race theory and consider the following interrelated questions: how are racial inequities produced, reproduced, and maintained in education and society? In what ways is critical race theory used as an analytic tool to explain policy, reform, practice and other phenomena? In what ways is critical race theory used as a framework to conceptualize research? Students interested in the intersections of race, racism, equity, justice and education should find the course useful in helping them conceptualize and develop research projects.
Jason C. Mendez