FALL 2018    POL 210: Race, Class, Social Justice   What is social justice? How are identities, experiences, and structures of race, ethnicity, and class intertwined with social justice in the American context? Why does social justice matter? What can individuals and communities do to develop socially justice outcomes?

FALL 2018

POL 210: Race, Class, Social Justice

What is social justice? How are identities, experiences, and structures of race, ethnicity, and class intertwined with social justice in the American context? Why does social justice matter? What can individuals and communities do to develop socially justice outcomes?

FALL 2018    POL 286: America’s First Ladies   This seminar explores American first ladies as political and social actors. Our primary question is: what does American history and politics look like when told through the stories of women with great access to power but with little formal power of their own. We will trace the evolution of the role of First Lady and explore how individual women who have played this role have understood it and adapted it.

FALL 2018

POL 286: America’s First Ladies

This seminar explores American first ladies as political and social actors. Our primary question is: what does American history and politics look like when told through the stories of women with great access to power but with little formal power of their own. We will trace the evolution of the role of First Lady and explore how individual women who have played this role have understood it and adapted it.

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FALL 2018

Wake the Vote: Midterms Matter

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SPRING 2018    POL 113: Introduction to American Politics   This course provides an introduction to the character of politics, political principles, and political institutions in the United States. This section emphasizes application of lessons to contemporary politics through the use of weekly discussion and debates. Students are encouraged to engage in a wide variety of experiences beyond the classroom to understand how American politics remains a site of contestation among elites and ordinary residents.

SPRING 2018

POL 113: Introduction to American Politics

This course provides an introduction to the character of politics, political principles, and political institutions in the United States. This section emphasizes application of lessons to contemporary politics through the use of weekly discussion and debates. Students are encouraged to engage in a wide variety of experiences beyond the classroom to understand how American politics remains a site of contestation among elites and ordinary residents.

FALL 2017    POL 223: Introduction to African American Politics   This course provides an introduction to the political experience of African Americans. The course is contemporary in focus. Topics include African American political thought, voting and participation, urban politics, race and elected office, and issues of gender, class, age, and sexual identity at the intersections of black politics. This course is decidedly introductory and is not meant to be comprehensive.

FALL 2017

POL 223: Introduction to African American Politics

This course provides an introduction to the political experience of African Americans. The course is contemporary in focus. Topics include African American political thought, voting and participation, urban politics, race and elected office, and issues of gender, class, age, and sexual identity at the intersections of black politics. This course is decidedly introductory and is not meant to be comprehensive.

SPRING 2017    POL 210: Girls Stories: Race, Politics, Pedagogy     Students will encounter the accounts of girls and young women with an eye toward understanding how these stories are used as tools of politics and academic and public pedagogy. The course questions how girls’ stories are primary documents useful for understanding the meanings of race, racial identity, and lived racial experiences when race is a marker of inequality. Second, the course investigates how girls’ stories are used by young women as tools of political action and organizing while being attentive to how these stories can be used very differently by others.

SPRING 2017

POL 210: Girls Stories: Race, Politics, Pedagogy

Students will encounter the accounts of girls and young women with an eye toward understanding how these stories are used as tools of politics and academic and public pedagogy. The course questions how girls’ stories are primary documents useful for understanding the meanings of race, racial identity, and lived racial experiences when race is a marker of inequality. Second, the course investigates how girls’ stories are used by young women as tools of political action and organizing while being attentive to how these stories can be used very differently by others.