Critical Race Theory

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/17
Credits: 3

Course Description

This seminar will explore major themes in critical race theory. In the 1980s, critical race theory emerged as an intellectual and political movement that highlighted the limitations and shortcomings of critical legal studies and traditional civil rights litigation in the struggle for racial equality. The seminar will introduce students to critical race theory’s origins and explore its core principles, theories, and methodologies. Students will also engage pressing topics such as affirmative action, K-12 school inequality, free expression, mass incarceration, and policing. The seminar’s readings will draw from key thinkers and critics of the field.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
Final Exam Notes:


Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit a series of response papers directly to the professor (not via EXPO). Deadlines to be announced.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Critical Race Theory (SC) (7715)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

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.

General Information

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Race and Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
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