Seminar in Ethical Values: A Cross-Section of Racial Identities (including white)

Section 4, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/13
Credits: 0

Course Description

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law, this seminar will explore, through candid, respectful and lively discussion, five nonfiction books that raise moral and ethical issues related to various racial identities: Black; White; Puerto Rican/Latina; Chinese-American/Asian; and Mvskoke/Creek Nation/Tribal Indian. The likely reading list is: 1. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, BY TA-NEHISI COATES. 2. WHITE WORKING CLASS: OVERCOMING CLASS CLUELESSNESS IN AMERICA, BY JOAN C. WILLIAMS. 3. MY BELOVED WORLD, BY SONIA SOTOMAYOR. 4. A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE: ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY AND THE CHINESE AMERICAN DREAM, BY ERIC LIU. 5. CRAZY BRAVE: A MEMOIR, BY JOY HARJO.

Course Requirements

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Final Type (if any): None

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: We will meet at my house with my wife (and dog) on early Sunday evenings. I will strive to avoid scheduling on holiday or break weekends or during other significant events (e.g., Super Bowl Sunday), and I will solicit scheduling input before end of add/drop before finalizing the schedule. We will serve heavy hors d'oeuvres, accommodating dietary restrictions. I will e-mail directions during the week before our first meeting.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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