Writing About Race OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Writing Course by MIT

Published Apr 27, 2009

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Read papers about race and racial identity with this free OpenCourseWare offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Writing About Race' includes works from students writing about their own heritage and its influence in their lives. This material can benefit students working on Bachelor of Arts degrees in English.

Writing About Race: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Writing About Race: Course Description

Writing about race can be an important tool, both for the author to examine his or her own past and for the reader to better understand other cultures. This OpenCourseWare presents papers from several MIT students of color who wrote about their personal experiences with prejudice, cultural differences and racial identity. The students come from African, Indian, Korean and Hispanic backgrounds, some of them being the first naturally-born American in their families. Students are required to keep notebooks in which they respond to readings. Course contains a reading list that includes works by various writers, such as Faulkner, Mitcham and Cisneros, for anyone looking to read more about race. This course may be of interest to students seeking Bachelor of Arts degrees in English.

This course offers a list of readings and student papers free on the OpenCourseWare website. To get started reading, visit the writing about race course page.

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