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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)

Celebrity in Modern America

Controversies in Contemporary Social Policy: Gun Violence in America

Law and Social Movements (New Online)

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

Anthropology in and of the City

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

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

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

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

Moral Medicine: Questions in Bioethics at the Cutting Edge

The Global Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Forests

Virus Evolution: Combating Disease in the Modern Age (New Online)

Best Frenemies?: Cultural Narratives of Female Friendship in Literature and Film

Comedy and Cruelty

Literature, Culture, and American Identities

Monstrosities: The Meaning of Monsters in the Modern World

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

ReWrite Mississippi: Narratives of Harmony and Hate

Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis (New Online)

Leadership for Environmental Justice

"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

Diplomacy

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

Power and the Production of History

Art, Fashion, and Gender in the Modern Age

Trends in Modern Art

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

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

Post-Cinema? New Media and the Digital Turn

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

Contemporary Moral Issues

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)

Contemporary U.S. History and Politics

Debating Democracy: Threats and Prospects

Ethics and International Affairs

Human Rights

Law, Ethics, and Democracy

Making Sense of the World

Order, Corruption and Populism: Political Theory of Democracy

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

Terrorism in the United States

The Economics of Racial (In)Justice

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

The U.S. In World Politics

The United States and 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.

Current Controversies in Mood Disorders

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

Transgenerational Trauma and Epigenetics: How Trauma Can Be Inherited

Capitalism and the Environment - A Sociological Perspective

Finance for the Poor: Microcredit, Poverty, and Development

Gender, Race and Class in Medical Research and Practice

Leadership for Access and Equity in Education

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]

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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

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

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