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COVID-19 Information: Brown University continues to closely monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic locally, nationally and around the world. After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all residential on-campus and off-campus Pre-College Programs for Summer 2020. We will continue to offer online courses. Please visit the Pre-College COVID-19 web page for additional information.

Course Catalog: Summer 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related cancellation of all residential on-campus and off-campus Pre-College Programs for Summer 2020, only online courses are being offered and only in the following programs: Summer@Brown Online, Summer@Brown for English Language Learners, and Pre-Baccalaureate.
Most of Brown’s online courses are asynchronous, allowing students to access the course at any time. Some courses will also have synchronous meeting times. Synchronous sessions will also be recorded so students who are unable to meet at a scheduled time can view the meeting.

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Black Panthers, Brown Berets: Radical Social Movements (New Online)

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

Celebrity in Modern America

Law and Social Movements (New Online)

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

Humanities Seminar: Death and Burial in the Ancient World

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

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

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health (New Online)

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

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

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

Ancient Greek Theater Production

Archaeology of Ancient Greece

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)

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

"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

ReWrite Mississippi: Narratives of Harmony and Hate

"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

Ancient Warfare (New Online)

Diplomacy

Diplomacy (New Online)

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

Humanities Seminar: Mythology

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

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

Implicit Bias - Its Nature and Moral Blameworthiness

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

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Current Issues in Feminist Philosophy

From Newton to Nanotechnology: History and Applications of Physics

Debating Democracy: Threats and Prospects

Ethics and International Affairs

Great Trials That Changed History: A Judge's Perspective

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 (New Online)

Law, Ethics, and Democracy

Leadership and Conflict Resolution (New Online)

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

Political Theory and the Law

Political Theory and the Law (New Online)

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

Your Body Your Rules: An Interdisciplinary Unpacking of Reproductive Justice

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

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

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies (New Online)

Organizational Behavior

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

Leadership and Social Change (New Online)

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: Contemporary Issues

Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Responsible Business (New Online)

Social Impact of Natural and Manmade Disasters

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.

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Tagged With: Precollege Online Contemporary Issues

Women and Leadership (New Online)

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

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