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EXPOS 20 208: Expository Writing 20: Wastelands

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Collier Brown

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-10:15am

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Representations of wastelands in literature typically revolve around ideas of emptiness, desolation, and depravity. But is any land ever really empty? Think of colonization. Entire continents have been declared vacant...

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GENED 1159: American Capitalism

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Sven Beckert

Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-1:15pm

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How did capitalism emerge, expand and transform daily life in North America over the past 500 years? In this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of how North America turned from a minor outpost of the Atlantic economy...

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AFRAMER 109Y: Social Justice and the Documentary Film

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Vivek Bald

Thursday 12:45-2:45pm

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In this course, students will watch, analyze, discuss and write about a series of documentary films tied to movements for social justice; they will also work in teams over the course of the semester to produce their own short issue-based documentaries...

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ENGLISH 190VE: Voices of Environmental Justice

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Sarah Dimick

Monday & Wednesday 3:00-4:15pm

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This course considers the relationships between systems of human injustice and environmental
issues—including industrial disasters, ocean acidification, and resource extraction. We examine...

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IGA 455: Environmental Politics: Persuasion, Advocacy and Negotiation

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Rand Wentworth

Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm

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The world is on fire. Smoke darkens the sky. Scorching heat. Violent storms. Mass extinction.

In this perilous moment in human history, the world desperately needs leaders with the courage, drive and...

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EXPOS 20 225: Expository Writing 20: Domestic Labor

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Courtney Miller

Monday & Wednesday 10:30-11:45am

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Domestic work, according to labor activist Ai-jen Poo, is “the work that makes all other work possible,” yet the people who clean, cook, and care are so often invisible and undervalued. Because domestic labor takes place within the...

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FRSEMR 22T: Why We Animals Sing

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Brian Farrell

Thursday 9:45-11:45am

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We do not sing alone. On land, four kinds of animals produce songs or calls: birds, frogs, mammals and insects. Some of these (and fish) also do so underwater.  The principal sounds such animal species make are signaling...

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AFRAMER 20: Introduction to African Languages and Cultures

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  John Mugane

Monday & Wednesday 10:30-11:45am

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This course is an introduction to Africans through African languages and cultures. The course explores how sub-Saharan Africans use language and cultural production to understand, organize, and transmit indigenous...

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GENED 1089: The Border: Race, Politics, and Health in Modern Mexico

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor, Gabriela Soto Laveaga

Monday. & Wednesday 10:30-11:45am

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Why does the Mexico-U.S. border continue to be a space for debate and controversy? This course examines how the creation of the U.S.-Mexico border in 1848 shaped modern Mexican society from the nineteenth century to our present. For many, the border served (and serves) as a protective barrier from poverty, violence, and,...

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HIST-LIT 90FH: Witchcraft and Magic in the Atlantic World

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Arianne Urus

Tuesday 3:00-5:00pm

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Magic had long been an integral part of how people made sense of the world around them, but between 1450 and 1750 some 80 to 100,000 people (mostly women) were executed under charges of witchcraft in western Europe alone. During the same period, a...

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WOMGEN 1495: Feminist Ecologies and Economies

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Katherine Gibson

Wednesday 3:00-5:45pm

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Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism? As we witness the effects of global warming, species loss, economic inequality, and gendered and racialized violence, it is indeed hard to imagine that...

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AFRAMER 181X: African Religion in the Diaspora

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Jacob Olupona

Tuesday 12:00-2:45pm

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This course focuses on the history and phenomenology of African peoples’ religious experiences in the Americas. The historical and social processes that led to the emergence of African diasporic religions in Latin America and the Caribbean will form...

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HDS 3075: Cultures of Resistance

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Manuela Coppola

Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm

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This course introduces students to the theory and practice of cultural resistance in colonial and post-colonial contexts. The course offers an overview of key concepts, questions, and debates in postcolonial studies, including identity and...

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GOV 94YG: Global Ethnic Politics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Gloria Ayee

Wednesday 12:00-2:45pm

Course Site

 

Global Ethnic Politics or Dominance and Difference: Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective is an advanced undergraduate reading and writing seminar on ethnic politics and social stratification....

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AFRAMER 192X: Religion and Society in Nigeria

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor,  Jacob Olupona

Thursday 3:00-5:45pm

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The seminar examines the historical development of religion in Nigeria and explores its intersection with ethnic identity, culture, and society in pre-colonial, colonial, and contemporary periods. The course provides an understanding of various...

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