The Student Experience

United For Equality documentaries now appear in Strayer University’s Social Intelligence Course (SOC210)

This course explores systemic obstacles faced by specific groups and how they impact the lives of their individual members. Students will come to a deep understanding of how the terms “inequality” and “inequity” refer to the disadvantages of whole groups of people based on factors such as age, ethnicity, gender, race, health or socioeconomic status. In this course, students will experience perspectives other than their own and engage in thoughtful, respectful dialogue about controversial issues in order to gain proficiency in civil discourse. In doing so, students will further develop self and social awareness, problem-solving and communication skills.

Documentary learning objectives…
  1. Amplify the movement for racial equality through the power of documentary storytelling.
  2. Expose students to nonprofit organizations doing vital work inside the racial justice space.
  3. Demonstrate how people are making change in their communities.
  4. Illustrate the effects of systemic racism in America.
  5. Empower students to be change agents.
  6. Model for students how they can be advocates for themselves and their communities.


Students will…
  1. Examine systemic racism in American society and in their own communities.
  2. Analyze how systemic racism marginalizes certain black populations and excludes these communities from access to resources.
  3. Identify ways they can affect change/make a difference in their community.
  4. Reflect on ways systemic racism has impacted their own lives.
  5. Discover and relate the impact of racial justice work being done in nonprofit organizations in America.