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  • EDUC 440  | 2022-2023 Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Jaquith, A.
    • Handy, T.
    • Kozleski, E.
    This is a course about gaining a deep understanding of the levers of systems change in K-12 education focusing especially on (re)mediating systems in ways that center inclusion, equity, and justice. This course is concerned with systems change processes: why we need them; what they look like; and what theories ...
  • CSRE 1V  | 2022-2023
    This course will survey the idea of race and its history. We will focus our attention on the construction of the idea of race, and we will trace the ways in which this concept has changed over time. The course will start with a panel discussion on definitions of race ...
  • DESINST 205  | 2022-2023
    Art is a form of revolution and reflection. From literary and performing arts to murals and large scale conceptual sculptures- artists have often created a pathway for society to engage in a dialogue on the complicated nuances of social justice issues around the globe. Especially in 2020, we are grappling ...
  • COMM 258  | 2022-2023
    (Graduate students enroll in COMM 258. COMM 158 is offered for 5 units, COMM 258 is offered for 4 units.) While the internet and other digital technologies have amplified the voice of ordinary citizens, the power of governments and other large organizations to control and to manipulate information is increasingly ...
  • BIOS 298  | 2022-2023
    Through movie depictions of the vaccine discoveries leading to the first Nobel prizes in medicine, the infamous Tuskegee Study, the first heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot, the encephalitis lethargica pandemic, and modern oncology trials, the course will explore interdisciplinary work in biomedical sciences, research rigor, consent, stigma and discrimination ...
  • SOMGEN 120  | 2022-2023
    As medical technology advances, research shows the human touch and the provider-patient interaction retains a critical role in the practice of medicine. This class uses fun and novel techniques to enhance communication skills and build empathy with others. Beyond clinical communication skills, we will learn how to be better communicators ...
  • SOMGEN 220  | 2022-2023
    As medical technology advances, research shows the human touch and the provider-patient interaction retains a critical role in the practice of medicine. This class uses fun and novel techniques to enhance communication skills and build empathy with others. Beyond clinical communication skills, we will learn how to be better communicators ...
  • CSRE 394  | 2022-2023
    This seminar focuses on the contributions people of color, women, and queer artists have made to Minimalism, a popular and influential style of art defined by sleek geometric forms. Students will critically engage canonical texts, which often privileged the work of white male artists, and consider how race, gender, and ...
  • EDUC 341  | 2022-2023
    Counterstory is a method developed in critical legal studies that emerges out of the broad "narrative turn" in the humanities and social science. This course explores the value of this turn, especially for marginalized communities, and the use of counterstory as analysis, critique, and self-expression. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we ...
  • EDUC 439  | 2022-2023
    This seminar will examine the foundational tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as an analytic framework to study of inequities in P-20 education. Each week will examine how CRT tenets developed in law and were taken up in education via epistemology, methodology, and axiology. Consequently, the course will move temporally ...
  • EDUC 286  | 2022-2023
    Using Indigenous and decolonizing perspectives on education, this interdisciplinary course will examine interaction and language in cross-cultural educational situations, including language, literacy and interethnic communication as they relate to Indigenous American classrooms. Special attention will be paid to implications of social, cultural and linguistic diversity for educational practice, along with ...
  • CSRE 302  | 2022-2023
    Using Indigenous and decolonizing perspectives on education, this interdisciplinary course will examine interaction and language in cross-cultural educational situations, including language, literacy and interethnic communication as they relate to Indigenous American classrooms. Special attention will be paid to implications of social, cultural and linguistic diversity for educational practice, along with ...
  • DESINST 280  | 2022-2023
    Education systems in this country are not serving all students equally. This course is for students who wish to revolutionize the way we understand and provide for safe learning environments. In this course, students and instructors will explore opportunities for increasing equity in education by working with a diverse array ...
  • DESINST 285  | 2022-2023
    Emerging technologies pose great potential for the advancement of society, but they are increasingly replicating real-world structural inequities. There is an urgent need to prioritize equity and ethics as a prerequisite for designing emerging technologies to ensure inclusion. And we know that everyone comes to design with their own unique ...
  • EDUC 377H  | 2022-2023
    (Same as GSBGEN 377). Our society implicitly prizes a particular approach to leadership - but today's cross-sectoral, impact-oriented leader cannot afford to be restricted to a single approach. If we aspire to address challenges across social, economic, and political arenas, with highly charged moral implications and multiple stakeholders, we have ...
  • GSBGEN 377  | 2022-2023
    Our society implicitly prizes a particular approach to leadership - but today's cross-sectoral, impact-oriented leader cannot afford to be restricted to a single approach. If we aspire to address challenges across social, economic, and political arenas, with highly charged moral implications and multiple stakeholders, we have an imperative to use ...
  • BIOS 225  | 2022-2023 Spring

    Instructors:

    • Goodman, M.
    Introduction to the social science literature on factors contributing to gender disparities in the scientific workplace (e.g. implicit bias and stereotype threat). Discussions focus on steps that individuals and institutions can take to promote the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in science, and thus promote the advancement of ...
  • EDUC 220C  | 2022-2023 Spring

    Instructors:

    • Ramirez, F.
    • Song, J.
    • Choi, M.
    The effects of schools and schooling on individuals, the stratification system, and society. Education as socializing individuals and as legitimizing social institutions. The social and individual factors affecting the expansion of schooling, individual educational attainment, and the organizational structure of schooling.
  • EDUC 392  | 2022-2023 Winter

    Instructors:

    • Massengale, C.
    • Hines, M.
    This course examines discourses around education and freedom in African American educational thought from the 19th century to the present, using both primary sources and the works of current historians. The course pays particular attention to how the educational philosophies of different African American thinkers reflected their conceptions of what ...
  • CSRE 292  | 2022-2023 Winter

    Instructors:

    • Massengale, C.
    • Hines, M.
    This course examines discourses around education and freedom in African American educational thought from the 19th century to the present, using both primary sources and the works of current historians. The course pays particular attention to how the educational philosophies of different African American thinkers reflected their conceptions of what ...