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Emory To Offer Course On ‘Ferguson Movement’

Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of  Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Emory University says it will offer a course this coming fall on the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The university says the class will be titled “The Ferguson Movement: Power, Politics and Protest.”

“Ferguson touches a lot of different areas,” says Dorothy Brown, a law professor at Emory who helped create the class. “So people tend to think of it as policing and criminal law, but there’s so much more to it.”

Brown says the course will explore topics like police tactics, media, voting rights, health issues and tax policy.

It will be open to undergraduates and graduate students, with enrollment open through March 18.