2023-2024 Catalog

EDUC 320 Critical Race Theory in Education

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a historic movement among legal scholars of color in the U.S. that has enjoyed widespread application in a number of disciplines, including Education. This course introduces students to CRT through a close reading of the key writings that formed the movement. We will examine the application of CRT in education, research, theory, and practice, contextualized in a variety of settings, including schools, community-based organizations, and other relevant spaces. Specific attention will be paid to the CRT methodology of counter-storytelling and its utility in centering the experiential knowledge of people of color in education.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

BLST 320


Any 200-level EDUC course, or permission of instructor