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George Mason University offers Trayvon Martin course

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Students at George Mason University in Fairfax will soon be taking an in-depth look at the case that has spurred a national debate.

This fall, the university is offering a course titled "Race and Politics, Trayvon Martin."

It's part of a sociology course that analyzes race and politics throughout history. The focus of the course changes each semester based on current social issues.

Trayvon Martin was the 17-year-old unarmed black teen who was killed by neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Martin during a high-profile trial.

The case cast a spotlight on race in the U.S., with many weighing in on the outcome of the trial, including President Barack Obama, who said he could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

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