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Black Panthers, Brown Berets: Radical Social Movements

Black Panthers, Brown Berets: Radical Social Movements of the Late-20th Century

Celebrity in Modern America

Controversies in Contemporary Social Policy: Gun Violence in America

Immigration and Refugee Policy in the United States

Law and Social Change

Law and Social Movements (New Online)

Race, Gender & Horror: Reading Psychoanalysis in American Film & Fiction

Anthropology in and of the City

Anthropology of Religion

Girl Power Through the Ages: An Introduction to Feminist Theory and Practice

Global Health: Inequality, Culture, and Human Well Being Around the World

Human Cognition and Culture: An Evolutionary Perspective

Humanities Seminar: Death and Burial in the Ancient World

Live Like It's 3000 BC: Introduction to Experimental Archaeology

The Origin of Everything: Creation Myths Around the World

What the “War on Drugs” Never Told Us: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Illicit Drug Economy

Ancient DNA: Uncovering the Secrets of Our Species

At the Scene: Crime Solving in the 21st Century

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects the Health of Black Lives and Communities

Drugs, Alcohol & Behavior

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

Innovation Inspired by Nature: A Biomimicry Challenge

Leadership and Global Health

Psychopathology (New Online)

Science of Running and Secrets of Elite Performance

Animal Minds: Comparative Neuroanatomy and Animal Behavior (New Online)

Brain Basics: From Biology to Behavior (New Online)

Free Will and the Brain: Neuroeconomics and the Science of Decision-Making.

How Our Experiences Shape Our Brains: An Experimental Approach

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Neuroscience in Action: Understanding Our Brains and Nervous Systems

Psychoactive Drugs: Brain, Body, Society

Psychopathology: Investigating the Biology and Psychology of Mental Illness

The Neurobiology of Sensation and Perception

Ancient Warfare (New Online)

Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Humanities Seminar: Mythology

Making of an Eternal City

Playing with Death: Games in the Ancient World

Ethical Questions in Cybersecurity

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R

Introduction to Systems Thinking: Game Design and Learning

An Introduction to Game Theory

An Introduction to Game Theory (New Online)

Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction

Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction (New Online)

Economania

Econometrics: Statistical Tools to Understand Economic Data

Economics of Everyday Life for Everyday Life

How a Nation's Economy Works: An Introduction to Macroeconomics

How a Nation's Economy Works: An Introduction to Macroeconomics (New Online)

I Heart Startups: An Entrepreneurship Incubator

Intro to Microeconomics

Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Introduction to Economic Growth: Why are Some Countries Richer than Others?

Making Informed Financial Decisions in Today's World Economy

Technology and Its Effect on Business and World Economies

The Entrepreneurial Process: Turning Ideas into Commercial Realities

Egyptology: The Pyramids in Context: Between Ancient Mysteries and Modern Myths

Humanities Seminar: Egyptology 101

Leadership and the Future of Science, Technology, and Medicine

"All of them Witches!": Race, Gender, and Witchcraft in Popular Culture

“How blue can you get?”: Blues Fiction and Film

Literature, Culture, and American Identities

Narratives of Revolution and (post)Colonialism: Race, Gender, and Human Rights

Reading and Writing Workshop I: Utopia and Dystopia

Reading and Writing Workshop II: Reflection and Reaction

ReWrite Mississippi: Narratives of Harmony and Hate

Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis

Leadership for Environmental Justice

Italian Language

Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Universe (New Online)

"The People Want the Fall of the Regime": Popular Politics in the Middle East and North Africa

A People's History of War in America

A People's History of War in America (New Online)

Ancient Warfare

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Humanities Seminar: Disruptive Thinkers, Ideological Conflict, and Social Revolution

Popular Politics in the Middle East and North Africa (New Online)

Power and the Production of History

Setting Sail: Early American History from the Water

Spanish Life and Culture

The Wars Within: Patriotism, Protest, and Citizenship in American History

“Double, double toil and trouble”: Witches and Witchcraft, 1450-1700

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Mathematical Modeling of Finance: An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis

Probability and Its Applications

Statistics in the Real World

"Here's Looking at You, Hollywood": An Introduction to American Film

Fiction for Social Change: Building a Shared Analysis of Justice and Community

From Mayberry to Netflix: Topics in Television Studies, Race, Gender, and Class

The *@#%* Media: Pulling Back the Curtain on Fake News

Arguing About Arguing and Thinking About Thinking

Contemporary Moral Issues

Happiness: Philosophy and Psychology

Implicit Bias - Its Nature and Moral Blameworthiness

Implicit Bias - Its Nature and Moral Blameworthiness (New Online)

Issues in Moral Philosophy: Trust in the Face of Lies, Deception, and Conspiracy

Issues in Moral Philosophy: Trust, Lies, Deception, and Conspiracy (New Online)

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Current Issues in Feminist Philosophy

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Current Issues in Feminist Philosophy (New Online)

From Newton to Nanotechnology: History and Applications of Physics

Contemporary U.S. History and Politics

Debating Democracy: Threats and Prospects

Ethics and International Affairs

Great Trials That Changed History: A Judge's Perspective

Human Rights

Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think

Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think (New Online)

Law, Ethics and Democracy

Law, Ethics, and Democracy

Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Leadership and Global Engagement

Making Sense of the World

Order, Corruption and Populism: Political Theory of Democracy

Order, Corruption, Populism: Political Theory of Democracy (New Online)

Political Theory and the Law

Political Theory and the Law

Political Theory Through Science Fiction: Utopias, Dystopias and Allegories

Radical Borderlands: The Philosophy, History, and Literature of Borders and Migration

Terrorism in the United States

Terrorism in the United States (New Online)

The Economics of Racial (In)Justice

The End of Politics as We Know It? Theories of Control & Resistance in the Digital Age

The Idea of Socialism: Radical Political Theory from Paine to Marx

The U.S. In World Politics

The United States and World Politics

Your Body Your Rules: An Interdisciplinary Unpacking of Reproductive Justice

Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology (New Online)

Becoming You: Human Development Across the Lifespan

Becoming You: Human Development Across the Lifespan (New Online)

Being the Change: Caring for Self and Community as a Socially Responsible Leader

Conducting Research at the Forefront of Science: Mental Health, Policy, and Social Implications of Cannabis Use in the U.S.

Critical Thinking About Human Behavior

Culture and Psychology

Current Controversies in Mood Disorders

Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Disasters and Recovery: The psychological traumas of war, displacement and violence.

Existential Psychology and the Search for Meaning

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies (New Online)

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Introduction to Clinical Psychology (New Online)

Is Bad Stronger Than Good? Risks and Rewards of Adolescent Friendships and Romantic Relationships

Organizational Behavior

Personality Disorders Through the Lifespan: Phenomenology, Treatment, and Controversies

Personality Psychology: What Makes Us Who We Are?

Positive Psychology: The Key to Happiness

Psychology and Culture

Psychology and Health: Emotions, Behaviors, and Disease

Psychology and the Media

Psychology of Good and Evil

Psychology of Social Media

Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Psychology of Willpower and Motivation

Social Psychology

Stranger than Fiction: Debunking Popular Myths in Psychology

The Mind, Brain, and Behavior

The Psychology of Love

The Science of Self-Destructive Behaviors

Transgenerational Trauma and Epigenetics: How Trauma Can Be Inherited

Trauma to Recovery: Insights on Social-Distancing and Displacement

Food For Thought: Personal to Global Perspectives on Nutrition

Capitalism and the Environment - A Sociological Perspective

Engaging the Sociological Imagination: An Introduction to Sociology

Finance for the Poor: Microcredit, Poverty, and Development

Gender, Race and Class in Medical Research and Practice

Hip Hop Intelligentsia: The US and the World Through the Eyes of Hip Hop, Academia, and the Media

Identity, Diversity, and Leadership

Informed Leadership: Science, Technology and Society

Leadership and Social Change

Leadership and Social Justice

Leadership for Access and Equity in Education

Leadership in Changing Business: Social Entrepreneurship

Planet Hip Hop: Learning about current politics and social challenges through Hip Hop (and more)

This course looks to interpret some of the increasing complexity of today’s world through the eyes of hip hop artists (especially graffiti writers and rappers) and hip-hop culture, using mainstream news outlets and academic scholarship to provide added or alternative insights. This is a course about hip hop culture and artistry. But it is more than that: It uses hip hop to explore contemporary societies and politics, and how they are interpreted by hip hop artists (who are usually members of a subaltern group of grassroots, engaged, often minority and excluded, agents of social change), and two mainstream sources of opinion-making and knowledge production: media (mainly newspaper) outlets, and academia.

In this survey of contemporary societies and politics, we will study how hip-hop artists and activists, as well as academics and the media, have looked at relevant topics central to studies in the social and political sciences: class, race, ethnic and gender inequality; peace, war and international conflict; the global mobility and trafficking of people (migration) and “goods” (opioids) and its effect for local communities; climate and environmental change; or nationalist and populist politics worldwide, from Brazil to the United States and Europe.

If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the complex world of today and address foundational topics in the social and political sciences through a range of perspectives (academic, artistic, grassroots, media), in a creative way and using sources as varied as newspapers, scholarly texts, and hip-hop lyrics, then this is the course for you.

Altogether, hip hop artists have produced an immense array of material on foundational social and political topics, national and global. [click to learn more]

Tagged With: Creative Writing History & American Studies Modern Culture & Media Political Science

Science, Technology and Society (New Online)

Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Responsible Business (New Online)

Social Impact of Natural and Manmade Disasters

Social Justice and Social Change

The US and the World: Hip Hop, Academia, and the Media (New Online)

This course seeks to interpret some of the increasing complexity of today’s world through the eyes of hip hop artists and hip hop culture, using mainstream news outlets and academic scholarship to provide added or alternative views. This is a course about hip hop culture and artistry. But it is more than that: It uses hip hop to explore contemporary societies and politics, and how they are interpreted by hip hop artists (who are usually members of a subaltern group of grassroots, engaged, often minority and excluded, agents of social change), and two other sources of opinion-making and knowledge production: media (mainly newspaper) outlets, and academia.

In this survey of contemporary societies and politics, we will study how hip hop artists and activists, as well as academics and mainstream media, have looked at topics key to studies in the social and political sciences: (1) class, race, ethnic and gender inequality; (2) peace, war and international conflict; (3) the global mobility and trafficking of people (migration), “goods” (opioids) and diseases (COVID-19), and its effect for local communities; (4) climate and environmental change; or (5) nationalist and populist politics worldwide, from Brazil to the United States or Europe.

If you are looking for an introduction to foundational topics in the social and political sciences, and to today’s world, through a range of perspectives (academic, artistic, grassroots, media), in a creative and fun way, using sources as varied as newspapers, scholarly texts, and hip-hop lyrics, then this is the course for you.

[click to learn more]
Tagged With: Performing & Media Arts History & American Studies Political Science

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership (New Online)

Oklahoma! to Hamilton: Race and the "American" Musical

Something to Offer and Something to Learn: Becoming a Better Communicator

The Creative Activist

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