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Learning Circle: Race & Cultural Diversity in American Life & History (Online)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Recent events have made many of us interested in deepening our understanding of race in America. If that sounds like you, consider joining our Learning Circle for a chance to meet with other learners and discuss what you are discovering. 

Registration is required. Participants need to provide an email address to receive login information.

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together. 

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” on Coursera, offered by University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. You can sign up at www.coursera.org

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in an online group discussion with other learners every other week for five meetings to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner. 

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” on Coursera was originally recorded in 2017 and covers different concepts of race in the America, the historic legacies of race for African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, the lived realities of race and ethnic diversity in American today, and the role of race and ethnicity in contemporary American institutions. 

The course is taught by Professor James D. Anderson, PhD, who has had over 50 years of experience teaching education, history, African American studies and law. Dr. Anderson has served as an expert witness in a series of federal desegregation and affirmative action cases and has contributed to several PBS documentaries on the history of the education of African Americans. We invite you to join us as together we deepen our understanding of a topic of importance to our time.
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Learning Circle: Race & Cultural Diversity in American Life & History (Online)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All Locations
Recent events have made many of us interested in deepening our understanding of race in America. If that sounds like you, consider joining our Learning Circle for a chance to meet with other learners and discuss what you are discovering. 

Registration is required. Participants need to provide an email address to receive login information.

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together. 

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” on Coursera, offered by University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. You can sign up at www.coursera.org

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in an online group discussion with other learners every other week for five meetings to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner. 

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” on Coursera was originally recorded in 2017 and covers different concepts of race in the America, the historic legacies of race for African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, the lived realities of race and ethnic diversity in American today, and the role of race and ethnicity in contemporary American institutions. 

The course is taught by Professor James D. Anderson, PhD, who has had over 50 years of experience teaching education, history, African American studies and law. Dr. Anderson has served as an expert witness in a series of federal desegregation and affirmative action cases and has contributed to several PBS documentaries on the history of the education of African Americans. We invite you to join us as together we deepen our understanding of a topic of importance to our time.
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Registration is closed

Learning Circle: Race & Cultural Diversity in American Life & History (Online)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All Locations
Recent events have made many of us interested in deepening our understanding of race in America. If that sounds like you, consider joining our Learning Circle for a chance to meet with other learners and discuss what you are discovering. 

Registration is required. Participants need to provide an email address to receive login information.

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together. 

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” on Coursera, offered by University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. You can sign up at www.coursera.org

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in an online group discussion with other learners every other week for five meetings to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner. 

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” on Coursera was originally recorded in 2017 and covers different concepts of race in the America, the historic legacies of race for African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, the lived realities of race and ethnic diversity in American today, and the role of race and ethnicity in contemporary American institutions. 

The course is taught by Professor James D. Anderson, PhD, who has had over 50 years of experience teaching education, history, African American studies and law. Dr. Anderson has served as an expert witness in a series of federal desegregation and affirmative action cases and has contributed to several PBS documentaries on the history of the education of African Americans. We invite you to join us as together we deepen our understanding of a topic of importance to our time.
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Registration begins 8/26/2020 at 11:00 AM

Learning Circle: Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases (Online)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Locations

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together.

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases” on Coursera, offered by University of Pennsylvania. You can sign up at www.coursera.org.

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in online group discussions with other local learners every week to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner.

This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

This is a non-partisan, video-based (with transcripts) course from the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera. There is supplemental material for those who wish to dive deeper. Adults

Registration is required, and you will need to provide email to receive login information for group discussions.

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Registration begins 8/26/2020 at 11:00 AM

Learning Circle: Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases (Online)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Locations

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together.

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases” on Coursera, offered by University of Pennsylvania. You can sign up at www.coursera.org.

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in online group discussions with other local learners every week to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner.

This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

This is a non-partisan, video-based (with transcripts) course from the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera. There is supplemental material for those who wish to dive deeper. Adults

Registration is required, and you will need to provide email to receive login information for group discussions.

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Registration begins 8/26/2020 at 11:00 AM

Learning Circle: Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases (Online)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Locations

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together.

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases” on Coursera, offered by University of Pennsylvania. You can sign up at www.coursera.org.

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in online group discussions with other local learners every week to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner.

This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

This is a non-partisan, video-based (with transcripts) course from the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera. There is supplemental material for those who wish to dive deeper. Adults

Registration is required, and you will need to provide email to receive login information for group discussions.

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Registration begins 8/26/2020 at 11:00 AM

Learning Circle: Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases (Online)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Locations

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together.

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases” on Coursera, offered by University of Pennsylvania. You can sign up at www.coursera.org.

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in online group discussions with other local learners every week to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner.

This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

This is a non-partisan, video-based (with transcripts) course from the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera. There is supplemental material for those who wish to dive deeper. Adults

Registration is required, and you will need to provide email to receive login information for group discussions.

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Registration begins 8/26/2020 at 11:00 AM

Learning Circle: Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases (Online)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Locations

Learning Circles are study groups for people who want to take a free online class and learn together.

For this Learning Circle, you would need to enroll in the free course “Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases” on Coursera, offered by University of Pennsylvania. You can sign up at www.coursera.org.

Once enrolled, you watch course videos and do course readings at home at your own pace. Next you meet in online group discussions with other local learners every week to discuss what you’ve learned and any questions that have arisen. A librarian facilitates the discussion as a fellow learner.

This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

This is a non-partisan, video-based (with transcripts) course from the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera. There is supplemental material for those who wish to dive deeper. Adults

Registration is required, and you will need to provide email to receive login information for group discussions.

View More