ATLANTA — A prestigious Georgia university is offering a fall course that examines the impact of the Michael Brown shooting death in Ferguson, Mo., and its tumultuous aftermath, on the nation in terms of race, power and policing.
Emory University officials said in a statement Wednesday the class titled “The Ferguson Movement: Power, Politics and Protest,” will be Emory’s 2015 university course, described as a “multi-disciplinary exploration of a subject of common concern.”
Coordinated through the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), the fall course is designed to contextualize the August 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, within the larger discussion of race, politics and power in the United States.
“The aim of the course is to help participants think broadly about the impact that Brown’s death — and the overwhelming public response to it — has had on contemporary society,” says Dorothy Brown, Emory vice provost of academic affairs and professor of law, who helped create the course.
Faculty from the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Health, Goizueta Business School, School of Law, School of Medicine, and the School of Theology are scheduled to lead discussions throughout the semester.
The “Ferguson Movement” University Course is open to all students — undergraduate, graduate and professional, but they must apply for the course by March 18.
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