AUx2 (EDU 296) Course Themes

Theme 1: Introduction & Key Concepts
  • Class 1: Introduction to AUx2
  • Class 2: Exploring Our Diverse Identities
  • Class 3: Bias & Discrimination In Our Classroom and Our World
  • Class 4: Examining Race and Class Privilege
  • Class 5: Race & Racial Formation
Theme 2: An Historic and Contemporary Lens
  • Class 6: Native American Exploration & Manifest Destiny
  • Class 7: Slavery's Realities & Resonance
  • Class 8: Abolition & the Early Women's Movement
  • Class 9: Immigration & Defining Whiteness and Otherness
  • Class 10: Emergence of a Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • Class 11: Intersections of Multiple Identities
Theme 3: Theory Into Practice
  • Class 12: Skill Building- Allyship
  • Class 13: Skill Building- Moderating Civil Discourse
  • Class 14: Letter Readings & Course Conclusion

AUx2 Course Goals and Learning Outcomes

AUx2 course learning outcomes are achieved through online readings and videos, in-class learning and activities, reflective writing assignments, and separate individual and small group discussions with course Instructors, Peer Leaders, and classmates.


Goal #1: Students will continue to explore and analyze the concepts of identity introduced in AUx1 – including but not limited to race, gender, and sexual expression, class, religion, and disability – at they pertain to society and themselves.

Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine the social and historical roles of race and ethnicity to establish a foundation for lifelong learning on a complex, dynamic topic
  • Explore the individual, group, and institutional dimensions of race and ethnicity, bias, and privilege from multiple academic perspectives

Goal #2: Students will explore and model ways of communicating and living in a diverse society, specifically by addressing divergent opinions on challenging topics.

Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate research and analytical skills and express their thought and opinions in writing and in prepared presentations
  • Engage in civil discourse, monitor debates, and participate in allyship practices

AUx Peer Leaders

Some of our AUx2 Peer Leaders from Spring 2017