Social Science

HC 231H: Mental Illness in Ancient Cultures

Professor: Shoshana Kerewsky

4.00 credits

• CRN 13098: Tuesday & Thursday, 0815-0945 @ This course will be held remotely

This course explores a range of pre-modern civilizations’ descriptions of mental health and mental illness...Read More


HC 231H: The Fundamentals of Economics

Professor: Glen Waddell

4.00 credits

• CRN 13099: Tuesday & Thursday, 0815-0945 @ ALL 140

The theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind, a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions." – Keynes. Read More


HC 231H: Housing and Homelessness

Professor: Claire Herbert

4.00 credits

• CRN 13100: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ This course will be held remotely

This course examines how housing shapes individual, family, and neighborhood dynamics. Read More


HC 231H: Household Archaeology

Professor: Alison Carter

4.00 credits

• CRN 13101: Monday & Wednesday, 1415-1545 @ LLCN 125

When people think of archaeology and the ancient world they often think of dramatic monuments like the Great Pyramids in Egypt, Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s tomb of terracotta warriors in China, or religious sites like Stonehenge in England. Read More


HC 231H: Introduction to International Relations

Professor: Jane Cramer

4.00 credits

• CRN 13102: Monday & Wednesday, 1615-1745 @ LIL 232

This section of HC 231H is equivalent to PS 205 Introduction to International Relations, and therefore, not recommended for students who have already taken PS 205

For Political Science (PS) Majors, this course will count toward the 200-level course requirement and will serve as a gateway class for the Global Engagement Career Path. For PS Minors, this course will count toward the minimum credit requirement. 

From the Trojan and Peloponnesian Wars in ancient Greece through the wars among Native American tribes to recent conflicts in Iraq and Bosnia, nations have gone to war. The question is why? Read More


HC 231H: In and Out of the Museum

Professor: Eleanora Redaelli

4.00 credits

• CRN 13103: Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145 @ MCK 122

This course explores the multifaceted aspects of an art museum, focusing on a case study: the Portland Art Museum (PAM). Read More


HC 231H: Facing Climate Change: Inequality and Action

Professor: Leigh Johnson

4.00 credits

• CRN 13104: Tuesday & Thursday, 1215-1345 @ ED 276

This course orients students to the challenges climate change poses for human wellbeing and socioeconomic development in both the Global North and South. Read More


HC 231H: Oral Advocacy and Argumentation

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

• CRN 13105: Monday & Wednesday, 1615-1745 @ This course will be held remotely

• CRN 13109: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ This course will be held remotely

Rhetoric and argument have been the foundation of a liberal education for more than 2000 years. Read More


HC 231H: Peace Making in the Middle East

Professor: Farhad Malekafzali

4.00 credits

• CRN 13106: Monday & Wednesday, 1015-1145 @ MCK 122

This course takes a critical look at the causes and consequences of continuing conflict in the Middle East with an emphasis on conflict resolution and long-term peace building using two specific cases, Israel-Palestine and Iran-United States. Read More


HC 231H: Global Food Security

Professor: Galen Martin

4.00 credits

• CRN 13107: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ ALL 140

A fundamental challenge for humans has always been the procurement of food. The human historical human experience has been marked by periodic localized and regional famine. Read More


HC 231H: Schools and Society

Professor: Edward Olivos

4.00 credits

• CRN 13108: Tuesday & Thursday, 1615-1745 @ LIL 112

Students in this course will examine conflicting perspectives and beliefs about public education within the context of increased racial/ethnic and social diversity in schools. Read More


HC 231H: Deportation from the United States

Professor: Tobin Hansen

4.00 credits

CRN 17818: Monday & Wednesday, 1615-1745 @ MCK 214

This course explores deportation from the United States in historical and contemporary social and political context. Our examination of the logics of and mechanisms for expelling “undesirable” populations will provide an entrée into three central inquiries: Who belongs? How is belonging regulated? And, what are the consequences of expulsion? Read More