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Tag Archives: politics

Ethical Issues in Health Policy

This course begins with an exploration of ethics, the moral relevance of health and the use of ethics in the assessment of health policy. Students will become acquainted with a number of theories of justice. Student will explore contemporary health … Continue reading

Environment, Science & Society

Through current and historical cases, this course explores the diverse influences that shape environmental science and politics and their pedagogical, professional, social, and moral implications for educators, environmental professionals, and concerned citizens.   Dr. Peter Taylor University of Massachusetts Boston … Continue reading

Comparative Environmental Policy

Comparative Environmental Policy: This course emphasizes the comparative study of the domestic and international environmental policies of advanced industrial states with an emphasis on the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The key questions under study are: 1) How … Continue reading

Race and American Politics

Race and American Politics: Race has a profound influence on American political and social life. Moreover, questions surrounding race, racism, and racial ideologies have impacted America from its founding, to the internal strife of the Civil War, to present debates … Continue reading

The US v. Trayvon Martin

Reposted from Counterpunch In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Senator Rand Paul, Florida State Representative Dennis Baxley (also sponsor of his state’s Stand Your Ground law), along with … Continue reading

Mos Def’s Act of Protest

Repost from The New Yorker Yesterday was the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, and at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, in Cuba, more than a hundred prisoners (approximately a hundred and six of the hundred … Continue reading

Scientific and Political Change

  Prior to WW II, the American government played a relatively small role in the support of science, especially outside of its own institutions. That situation changed dramatically with the war and the Cold War that followed. We explore how … Continue reading

Problems of Identity at the Biology-Society Interface

This course will explore the entanglement of biological and social concepts in knowledge about racial and ethnic variation among human populations. The course compares the population genetics understanding of population variation and groupings to the sociological and anthropological conception of … Continue reading

Politics of Race, Ethnicity, & Gender

This course consists of an examination of the role of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Pacific Americans, American Indians, and women in all areas of the American political system as: voter, party activist, candidate, and public official. The process of political … Continue reading