Social Sciences

HC231H: Poverty, Economics, and Global Responses

Professor: Alfredo Burlando

4.00 credits

• CRN 21046: Monday & Wednesday, 1400-1520 @ ANS 192

Across many parts of Africa, South Asia and Latin America, thousands of development workers are hard at work trying to address one of the great global challenges of our modern era: the worldwide elimination of poverty. Read more


HC231H: Public Speaking

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

• CRN 21048: Monday & Wednesday, 1000-1120 @ MCK 123

Numerous studies reveal that many Americans, including college students, are apprehensive about public speaking, including sharing their ideas and viewpoints in public or more formal settings. Read More


HC231H: Gender/Sex, Science & the Body

Professor: Zachary Dubois

4.00 credits

• CRN 21050: Tuesday & Thursday, 1400-1520 @ VIL 201

• CRN 24831: Tuesday & Thursday, 1600-1720 @ CHA 301

This course explores the shifting lens through which bodies have historically been categorized into binaries of sex and gender. Sex and gender have both been areas of intense inquiry and research in this arena tends to exemplify the biological/cultural divide.  Read more


HC231H: Out in the Archives: Preserving LGBTQ History

Professor: Judith Raiskin

4.00 credits

• CRN 21049: Tuesday & Thursday, 1000-1150 @ LIB 201

Much LGBTQ history has been suppressed by the imperatives of the closet and rendered invisible by library cataloging traditions embedded in systemic homophobia and heterosexism. Read more


HC231H: Advocacy and Argumentation

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

• CRN 21052: Monday & Wednesday, 1400-1520 @ CHA 202

Rhetoric and argument have been the foundation of a liberal education for more than 2000 years. Students in this class will enhance their abilities in oral advocacy and critical thinking through a deep engagement with leading scholarship and the creative production of sound arguments informed by that scholarship. Read more


HC231H: Consumerism and the Environment

Professor: Galen Martin

4.00 credits

• CRN 21054: Monday & Wednesday, 1600-1720 @ MCK 240B

This course explores the environmental and social impacts of affluent consumers in the current world economic system.  Read more


HC231H: Hearing is Believing: How we Understand Speech and Language

Professor: Melissa Baese-Berk

4.00 credits

• CRN 24871: Tuesday & Thursday, 1200-1320 @ CHA 201

Humans are typically very good at understanding the speech they encounter in every day situations, even when that speech is in a noisy environment like a coffee shop or is produced by a new speaker they haven’t encountered before. Yet, automated speech recognition systems (e.g., Siri or Alexa) suggest the process of understanding human speech is not trivially easy through their often comical failures to understand our speech. Read more