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#StandingRockSyllabus

This syllabus project contributes to the already substantial work of the Sacred Stones Camp, Red Warrior Camp, and the Oceti Sakowin Camp to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens traditional and treaty-guaranteed Great Sioux Nation territory. … Continue reading

Advanced Genetics- Race & Racism

This class is about the nature and experience of human differences. One of the most fundamental characteristics of biological organisms is that individuals differ from one another in a variety of ways. Recognition of the nature and importance of those … Continue reading

Affirmative Action Policy

The course provides an introduction to US affirmative action policies in education and employment. The first section surveys the historical development of affirmative action in public schools and universities, evaluates alternative approaches to fostering diversity in higher education, and examines … Continue reading

African American Psychology

The purpose of this course is to examine theoretical and empirical issues relating to the social psychological and psychological study of African-Americans. Specific attention will be given to: (1) traditional social psychological and non-traditional approaches (Afrocentric) to the study of … Continue reading

American Popular Culture

This course is a survey of American cultural history since the mid- 19th century with an emphasis on the consistent interplay between white and black culture that ultimately produces a set of specifically American cultural forms. We will also examine the … Continue reading

Anthropological Genetics

Anthropological Genetics The goal of this class is to engage the scope of genetics as it relates to humans; to familiarize anthropology students with the principles of human genetics, especially in those areas in which it differs from genetics of … Continue reading

Antibiotics: Global Health and Social Justice

Syphilis and its spread—the Tuskegee Study, the Chicago War on Syphilis, and their connection to syphilis in Oslo, Norway and in Guatemala.  We discuss AIDS in the world, and we watch and discuss “And the Ban Played on.”     … Continue reading

Asian American History

This course provides an introduction to the histories of people of Asian descent in the United States from the late eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries. In addition to exploring the distinctiveness of Asian American history as a field of study, … Continue reading

Biology in its Social Context

Current and historical cases are used to examine the political, ethical, and other social dimensions of the life sciences. Close examination of developments in the life sciences can lead to questions about the social influences shaping scientists’’’’ work or its … Continue reading

Biomedical Ethics

This course develops students’ critical thinking about dilemmas in medicine and health care policy, such as those that arise around allocation of scarce resources, criteria for organ transplants, informed consent, experimentation on human subjects, AIDS research, embryo research and selective … Continue reading

Biosocial Problems in Contemporary America

Biosocial Problems in Contemporary America This course examines the application of basic biological ideas to modern social problems in America, in particular, the intersection of biological theories and social beliefs. Among the major issues examined are the ideological uses of … Continue reading

Black Women and Religion in the United States

This course is an exploration of the spiritual lives of African American women. We will hear black women’s voices in history and in literature, in film, performance and music, and within diverse periods and contexts, as reflecting their multidimensional religious … Continue reading

Black Womens Narratives From Slavery to the Harlem Renaissance

This course, heavily dependent upon Hazel Carby’s Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist (Oxford, 1987), is intended to explore the parameters of the literature produced by Black women in the Americas between slavery and the Harlem Renaissance. … Continue reading

Chicano History- 19th and 20th Century

Chicano History- 19th and 20th Centuries: This course is designed to give the student an awareness of the history of the Chicano community. It will provide an overview of the political, cultural and historical contributions made by Chicanos to American … Continue reading