AUx2 Course Overview

AUx2 seeks to create a space for learning about discourse and structures of power, privilege, and inequality. The course builds upon concepts introduced in AUx1, and is a starting point for the academic study of the structures of power as well as the practices that challenge those structures. AUx2 aims to equip students to begin the practice of engaging in discourse with intellectual rigor, ethics, integrity, and recognition of impact on individuals, communities, and structures.

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

  • Identify historical and current structures of power, privilege, and inequality.
  • Describe how historical and current structures of power, privilege, and inequality shape individual and societal values, assumptions, and behaviors.
  • Describe how historical and current structures of power, privilege, and inequality influence the creation, access and use of information and knowledge.
  • Practice engaging in discourse with intellectual rigor, ethics, integrity and recognition of impact on individuals, communities and structures.

Please see the list below for class topics from fall 2020.

  • Class 1: Introduction to AUx2
  • Class 2: How Do We (Un)Know What We Know?
  • Class 3: Historical Underpinnings of Race
  • Class 4: How Race Shapes Our World
  • Class 5: The Origin of Intersectionality
  • Class 6: Intersectionality Continued
  • Class 7: The Power of Where You Live
  • Class 8: The History of Education
  • Class 9: The Role of Education in Society
  • Class 10: Health Disparities & COVID-19
  • Class 11: Election Reflections
  • Class 12: The Impact of Civic Engagement
  • Class 13: Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
  • Class 14: Class Reflection

Please see the list below for class topics for spring 2020.

  • Class 1: Introduction to AUx2
  • Class 2: How do We (Un)Know What We Know?
  • Class 3: Between the School and Me
  • Class 4: The Power of Privilege
  • Class 5: How Race Shapes Our World
  • Class 6: Intersectionality: Beyond the Identity Checklist
  • Class 7: Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
  • Class 8: The Role of Education in Society
  • Class 9: The Power of Where You Live
  • Class 10: Environmental Justice
  • Class 11: The Role of Art and Pop Culture in Society
  • Class 12: The Algorithms of Oppression
  • Class 13: Group Project Workshop
  • Class 14: Course Conclusion & Group Presentations

A Journey Through AUx: Syedah’s Story

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Syedah Asghar shares her experience taking AUx and what she found valuable about the experience.