Epoch Academy

EDCT 5734 | EDUU 9308: The Warmth Of Other Suns - Book Study

Price: $50.00

Instructor: Dr. Nancy Dome

Credits: 1 | Schedule: 4 weeks

What You Will Learn

In this study, we will discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s book, The Warmth of Other Suns, the story of the migration of southern blacks to the urban areas of the North and West in hopes of finding a better life for themselves and their families. The Great Migration began in 1915 and continued steadily until the 1970s when all the vestiges of discrimination and racism in the South finally began to vanish. During those many decades, six million black southerners made their way from the Deep South to the North and West to escape Jim Crow laws and to forever leave behind the racism that was oppressive and all-encompassing.

Course Work

Module 1: Introduction

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Summary, Chapters: 1-14
  • Reflection: The Epic Story Begins
  • Forum Discussion: The Beginning
  • Activity Sheet: The Beginning

Module 2: From the Beginning

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Chapters 15-29
  • Reflection: Ida Mae Brandon Gladney
  • Forum Discussion: Southerners & The Great Migration
  • Activity: Southerners & The Great Migration

Module 3: The Internal Struggle

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Chapters 30-44
  • Reflection: The Plantation
  • Forum Discussion: “The Code Of The Road”
  • Activity Sheet: “The Code Of The Road”
  • Assignment: From Theory To Practice

Module 4: Living Within the Caste System

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Chapters 45-60
  • Reflection: George Swanson Starling
  • Forum Discussion: The Caste System
  • Activity Sheet: The Caste System

Module 5: The Struggle

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Chapters 61-75
  • Reflection: And Still I Rise (Maya Angelou)
  • Forum Discussion: The Working Classes
  • Activity Sheet: The Working Classes

Module 6: Imbalanced

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Chapters 76-90
  • Reflection: Robert Joseph Pershing Foster, MD
  • Forum Discussion: The Racial Divide
  • Activity Sheet: The Racial Divide

Module 7: Their Stories Live On

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Chapters 91 – 105
  • Reflection: Author Interview
  • Form Discussion: A Life Lived
  • Activity Sheet: A Life Lived

Module 8: Final Thoughts

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Chapters 106- 115
  • Forum Discussion: The Value Of The Past
  • Activity Sheet: The Value Of The Past

NOTE: This course section is specifically for individuals seeking graduate units through Seattle Pacific University (SPU) or Brandman University (BU). There are graded assignments due in order to receive credit. Students seeking units must register directly with SPU or BU and pay required fees which are separate from the fee to take this course. Books are not provided by Epoch Education and may need to be purchased separately. Please check with the University.

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