Social Science Winter 2021

HC 231H: Spaces of Modernity

Professor: Daniel Rosenberg

4.00 credits

• CRN 26159: Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

• CRN 26160: Tuesday & Thursday, 1215-1345 @ REMOTE

It is often said that today we live in a global village in which technologies, including those of communication and transportation, have diminished the importance of geographical distance. But what does this kind of generalization actually mean? How have spatial practices changed since early modernity? Read more


HC 231H: High School in America: Adolescence, Inequality and Education

Professor: CJ Pascoe

4.00 credits

• CRN 26161: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ REMOTE

This class takes an in-depth look at a social institution with which many college students are intimately familiar: high school. Through tracing the history of high school in the United States, the role high school plays in contemporary society and the relationship between youth culture and schooling, this class will examine core sociological concepts and insights. 


HC 231H: Indigenous Peoples, Knowledge, and Landscapes—From the Pre-Columbian Period to the Present

Professor: Mark Carey

4.00 credits

• CRN 26163: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415 - 1545 @ REMOTE

Many people have heard about the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs, but popular knowledge about these and many other Indigenous societies is often manipulated, inaccurate, misunderstood, or simply overlooked in world histories that frequently ignore the pre-Columbian Americas and Indigenous peoples then and now. Read more

HC 231H: Sustainability Movements Around the World

Professor: Derrick Hindery

4.00 credits

• CRN 26164: Monday & Wednesday, 1415-1545 @ REMOTE

It’s easy to get discouraged these days with daunting issues like environmental injustice, climate change, and biodiversity loss, particularly with sensationalized “negative news.” Read more


HC 231H: Data-Driven Decisions

Professor: Glen Waddell

4.00 credits

• CRN 26165: Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

In this class, we will consider how economists and other behavioral researchers approach data... in our case, informed by economic theory, statistics, and data science. Read more


HC 231H: Mental Illness in Ancient Cultures

Professor: Shoshana Kewesky

4.00 credits

• CRN 26167: Tuesday & Thursday, 0815-0945 @ REMOTE

This course explores a range of classical civilizations’ descriptions of mental health and mental illness, their physical and supernatural/religious explanations for emotional and behavioral deviance, and how people with non-normative experiences were treated by their communities. Read more

HC 231H : Deportation from the United States

Professor: Tobin Hansen

4.00 credits

• CRN 26169: Tuesday & Thursday, 1615-1745 @ REMOTE

This course explores deportation from the United States in historical and contemporary social and political context. Read more

HC 232H: How Universities Work

Professor: Ian McNeely

4.00 credits

• CRN 22608: Monday & Wednesday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

The university is one of the world’s longest-lived institutions, yet those of us who work and study in universities typically spend little time thinking about their history, and how that history affects how we work, study, live, and think today. Read more


HC 232H: African Languages: History, Making Meaning, and Social Identity

Professor: Doris Payne

4.00 credits

• CRN 22609: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ REMOTE

Africa has nearly 2000 languages, distributed into six or more major language families. The legacy of colonial activity means that certain European languages and Arabic overlay all the indigenous African languages. Read more


HC 232H : Consumerism and the Environment

Professor: Galen Martin

4.00 credits

• CRN 22610: Tuesday & Thursday, 1215-1345 @ REMOTE

Within the current world economy, great disparities between rich and poor persist.  A relatively small percentage of the human population has access to a highly disproportionate share of natural resources, capital, information, and technology. Read more


HC 232H : Oral Advocacy and Argumentation

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

• CRN 22611: Monday & Wednesday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

Rhetoric and argument have been the foundation of a liberal education for more than 2000 years. Drawing on pre-modern thinkers, in particular from ancient Greece, this course helps students engage in  Read more


HC 232H: US Memoirs of Mental Illness

Professor: Shoshana Kerewsky

4.00 credits

• CRN 22612: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ REMOTE

• CRN 22615: Tuesday & Thursday, 1215-1345 @ REMOTE

This course primarily uses memoirs and autobiographically-informed fiction to explore the experiences of people with mental illness diagnoses from the inception of modern diagnostic categories through the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Read more

HC 232H: Policing Masculinities

Professor: Tobin Hansen

4.00 credits

• CRN 22613: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ REMOTE

• CRN 22614: Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

This course explores the shifting meanings; expressions; and social, cultural, and political implications of masculinities from a comparative cultural perspective. We will examine masculinities—considering gender alongside other aspects of social difference such as race, class, nationality, sexuality, language, and ability—in U.S. and transnational cross-cultural contexts. Read more

HC 232H: Gentrification, Displacement, and the Right to the City

Professor: Lina Stepick

4.00 credits

• CRN 27102: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ REMOTE

In 1968, Henri Lefebvre argued that “the right to the city is like a cry and a demand... a transformed and renewed right to urban life.” Read more