Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Between the World and Me

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Course Description

Engage Individually with Literature to Make a Positive Change in the Classroom

Launch a critical dialogue using Between the World and Me. Engage individually with the subject matter in this book to make a positive change in the classroom. Read and analyze this book to equip yourself with a new point of view within the field of education.

This course allows you to engage individually with literature to make a positive change in the classroom. It is one of many in the University of San Diego’s R.E.A.D. Series that allows you to complete your reading and assignments at your own pace and when it is convenient for you! After completing a R.E.A.D. Part I course, you have the option to journey further into the subject matter by electing to then enroll in the corresponding R.E.A.D. Part II Series course for an additional two-units.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours


  1. Read book. Course instructions will be available upon enrollment under your student account.
  2. Process what you have read and:
  • Compose a reflection of the book and how the subject matter effects you as a teacher
  • Prepare a book review

Steps to Completion:

  1. Upon receipt of enrollment and payment confirmation by email, detailed course instructions will be available under My Courses in your account at
  2. Upon completion of all assignments, you will submit an electronic file of your completed work by uploading it to the course under My Courses in your account at

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) and community college level instructors.

Course Materials: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates available at or your local bookstore

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X777MA – 005 Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134

IS/Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Between the World and Me

Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

What You Will Learn

  • Reflect on how literature informs the field of education
  • Summarize literature related to teaching and learning
  • Analyze the theoretical framework, themes, content, and organization of literature related to teaching and learning
  • Critique the perspective and relevance of literature related to 21st Century teaching and learning
  • Contextualize the subject matter of the book in today's classroom and educational environment


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