Readers looking to study the "the ideology of race and cultural diversity in America's past and present" may enjoy this free course, Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History, taught by James D. Anderson (Dean and Professor at the University of Illinois College of Education). The content challenges students to "deepen their understanding and appreciation of ways in which race, ethnicity and cultural diversity have shaped American institutions, ideology, law, and social relationships from the colonial era to the present." Not only does this course cover crucial topics, but it is designed for the learner's convenience. For example, the curriculum is divided across four units (meant to spread across four weeks and totaling about 12 hours). Plus, students are welcome to enroll at any time, joining more than 29,000 others who have taken or are currently taking the course. Each unit includes some brief lecture-style videos, readings, and assignments (peer-review writing or quizzes). The course is taught in English with English, Spanish, and Romanian subtitles available. Readers can enroll by making a free Coursera account.