University offers course on Trayvon Martin, misspells his name

George Mason University (GMU) is set to offer a three-credit course on Florida youth Trayvon Martin this fall but in the online description of the course misspelled his name as “Trevon Martin."

George Mason University will offer a course on Trayvon Martin.

The class, officially entitled “Race & Politics, Trevon [sic] Martin” in the course catalogue will be taught by Professor Rutledge Dennis of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Martin was shot in February 2012 after an altercation with a neighborhood watch member, George Zimmerman, who is currently the subject of a murder trial.

The trial, being held in Florida, has been racially charged due to questions over Zimmerman’s motivations. Zimmerman stated late Wednesday he would not provide testimony, with the jury set to issue a decision later this month.

Dennis will teach the GMU course in a lecture/seminar style on Wednesdays in two and half hour blocks from 4:30-7:10 in Krug Hall on GMU’s main campus.

Professor Dennis and other GMU representatives did not respond to requests for comment by Campus Reform in time for publication.

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