History faculty member to lead Black Lives Matter course

Louis Moore will lead a one-credit Black Lives Matter course that begins September 12.
Louis Moore will lead a one-credit Black Lives Matter course that begins September 12.

Current and evolving history will be discussed in a one-credit elective course, Black Lives Matter, offered through the African/African American Studies program, housed in Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Louis Moore, associate professor of history, will teach the course, which runs September 12-October 14, meeting Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Connection, room 214. Students looking to enroll in the course will find it offered as IDS/AAA 180.

Moore said he has heard from students already enrolled who are looking forward to having "deep discussions about race in America."

"They haven't had an ability to have these conversations in class about what Black Lives Matter means in society," he said.

The class will be structured around readings, discussion and researching an historical timeline of police brutality in America, Moore said.

Moore also serves asĀ African/African American StudiesĀ program coordinator. He, too, looks forward to this class.

"To have the flexibility to teach something that is happening right now is a tremendous opportunity," he said.