African American Women and History
African American Women and History. One course.
Women, Gender and Sexuality
United States and Canada
Offers comparative introduction to understandings of medicine, science, and technology in different historical contexts. Explore differences over time and space to better understand what is particular to our own conceptions of knowledge and scientific truth. Particularly useful for students...
The development of science and medicine with attention to cultural and social influences upon science from the 18th to 20th Century.
The Caribbean in the Eighteenth Century. The development of Caribbean society and economy in the contexts of slavery, empire, international rivalry, and democratic revolution. One course.
This course introduces students to the history of medicine through the study of medical practices and beliefs in China. Paying close attention to socio-historical context, we will explore how those beliefs formed, how the practices have changed over time, and in particular how the...
Examines images and realities of North American Indian cultures and history from the pre-Columbian period, through the period of European-Indian contact in the 16th, 17th, & 18th centuries, to the first imperial expansion of the new U.S. nation in the 1810s. Constructions of cultural...
This course explores the sweep of US history, from the colonial period to the present, through the complicated, conflicted topic of democracy. It takes a broad view of democracy, which includes different people’s hopes for their own lives and their visions of the social order as well as...
Research seminar centered on exploration of white supremacy and black civil rights movements in the context of American empire. Readings of primary and secondary sources focus on ideas about race and ethnicity, arguments over citizenship and subjectivity, and arrangements of political and...
Examines the way sports have been tied to and expressed ideals of manhood and womanhood, race, class, and nation. Topics will vary but include boxing, Title IX, football, Olympics, baseball, etc. Instructor: Deutsch
This course investigates disability in the United States through two comparative frameworks: (1) from past to present, through the study of policy, medicine, and social identity in U.S. history from the eighteenth-century to the present; and (2) through cultural comparisons between disability...
Explore the history of the African diaspora through a study of religious practices, including Christianity, Islam, Santería, Vodou, and Rastafarianism. Learn about the hegemonic social structures that made some practices and belief systems socially acceptable, while others were categorized as...
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