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  • Kelly, Patty (September , 2014)
    In this course, we will examine the place of race and class in the contemporary United States. In particular, we will examine raced and classed identities and experiences as well as racial and class inequalities, including ...
  • Oberfield, Zachary (January , 2016)
    This course is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of the contours and politics of the U.S. welfare state – the cluster of policies that are typically thought of as designed to promote the economic and social ...
  • Koltun-Fromm, Ken (September , 2014)
    This class will focus on reading sacred texts in the Jewish and Christian traditions, and reading Jewish and Christian sources that read those sacred texts. The class will focus on four interrelated themes: sacrifice, ...
  • Reckson, Lindsay (September , 2014)
    At the end of the nineteenth century, literary realism and photography were each deployed as methods of social reform, strategic efforts to renovate American society by “exposing” its stark inequities. Yet realism and ...
  • Farneth, Molly (September , 2015)
    The relationship between religion and U.S. public life is far more complicated than invocations of the “separation of church and state” suggest. In this course, we explore this complicated relationship. We will ask: what, ...
  • Martinez, Chloe (January , 2015)
    his course investigates the relationship between religion and poetry. How are the techniques and qualities of poetry uniquely suited to describing religious experience or communicating religious ideas? Why have mystics and ...
  • Farneth, Molly (September , 2015)
    This course will introduce students to debates in social ethics, with a focus on Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic perspectives on race, class, and gender in contemporary society. Students will consider arguments within and ...
  • Krippner, James (September , 2015)
    This course analyzes the connections between religion, power and politics across Latin America from the sixteenth century through the recent past. Given the vast chronological and geographical scope of this class, we will ...
  • Krippner, James (January , 2016)
    This course analyzes the connections between religion, power and politics across Latin America from the sixteenth century through the recent past. Given the vast chronological and geographical scope of this class, we will ...
  • Curl, Heather (May , 2014)
    Investigating the role that social class plays in society is a concern dominating studies in the fields of sociology, anthropology and education. Political scientists and economists have been concerned with this question ...
  • Edwards, Kaye (May 21, 2015)
    Seminar examining disparities in reproductive health outcomes, access to sexual health care, and protections of reproductive rights within Nicaragua and the United States. Topics include maternal mortality, contraceptives ...
  • Edwards, Kaye (September , 2014)
    Seminar examining disparities in reproductive health outcomes, access to sexual health care, and protections of reproductive rights within Nicaragua and the United States. Topics include maternal mortality, contraceptives ...
  • Blase, Frances (September , 2015)
  • White, Helen K. (September , 2014)
    Science is done by collaboration. Each person has a stake in the work, and each person benefits from the ideas, perspectives and hard work of others on the project. The project benefits from the synergies that arise from ...
  • Farneth, Molly (September , 2015)
    This seminar explores one of the central aspects of religion: ritual. We consider the role of rituals in structuring the lives of individuals and communities, both as a means of symbolizing and expressing beliefs and values ...
  • Roy, Sydney (September , 2014)
    Rome stands as one of the longest lasting and widest spread civilizations in the ancient world. This course explores how this came about - what made Rome great initially, and what happened during the end of the Roman ...
  • McGuire, Anne (September , 2015)
    This course offers an introduction to the study of religion through the sacred texts, concepts, and practices of four religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. The major goals of the course are: ...
  • Solomon, Asali (January , 2015)
    What could be funnier than being Black in America? This is the implicit suggestion of American popular culture, which has traditionally linked blackness with comedy quite out of proportion to the comedic dimensions of, ...
  • Henkel, Brook (January , 2016)
    How does scientific knowledge inform and influence fiction? How do scientific texts make use of literary strategies and rhetorical devices in order to produce and disseminate new knowledge? Bringing together primary texts ...
  • Manning, Rob (January , 2015)
    The goal of the course is to provide a bridge between the theoretical and practical aspects of scientific computing, so that you will understand the mathematical ideas behind several numerical algorithms and know how to ...

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