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    • 11.237 / SP.660 Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy, Spring 2005 

      McDowell, Ceasar; Fried, Mindy (2005-06)
      This course provides an analytic framework for understanding the roles that gender and race play in defining the work worlds of women and men in our society, including ways in which gender intersects with race and class. ...
    • 17.118J / SP.412J / WGS.412J Feminist Political Thought, Fall 2000 

      Wood, Elizabeth A. (2000-12)
      This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions ...
    • 17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law, Spring 2007 

      Ghachem, Malick (2007-06)
      This course surveys the relationship between race and crime in the United States, with a special emphasis on the role this relationship has played in the development of American ideas about citizenship and nationhood.
    • 21A.01 How Culture Works, Fall 2012 

      Buyandelger, Manduhai (2012-12)
      This course introduces diverse meanings and uses of the concept of culture with historical and contemporary examples from scholarship and popular media around the globe. It includes first-hand observations, synthesized ...
    • 21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity, Fall 2009 

      Jackson, Jean (2009-12)
      An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components ...
    • 21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity, Spring 2003 

      Jackson, Jean E. (Jean Elizabeth), 1943- (2003-06)
      An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. Students explore the history of nationalism, focusing on ideologies about the nation-state, and look at the ways gender, religious and racial ...
    • 21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity, Spring 2005 

      Jackson, Jean (2005-06)
      This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, consider how gender, religious and racial identity components interact with ethnic and ...
    • 21A.235 American Dream: Exploring Class in the U.S., Spring 2007 

      Walley, Christine (2007-06)
      Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity equally open to all. Yet, social class remains a central fault line in the U.S. Subject explores the ...
    • 21A.355J / STS.060J The Anthropology of Biology, Spring 2009 

      Helmreich, Stefan (2009-06)
      If the twentieth century was the century of physics, the twenty-first promises to be the century of biology. This subject examines the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of biology in the age of genomics, ...
    • 21F.043J / 21H.150J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experience, Fall 2005 

      Teng, Emma J. (2005-12)
      An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, anthropology, film, and cultural studies to examine the experiences of Asian Americans in U.S. society. Covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the 19th ...
    • 21F.084J / 21A.224J / 17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies, Spring 2002 

      Lawson, Chappell H., 1967- (2002-06)
      This HASS-D/CI course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and ...
    • 21G.039 / 21G.037 Japanese Popular Culture, Spring 2003 

      Condry, Ian (2003-06)
      This course examines Japanese popular culture as a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, fan communities and culture. Topics include manga (comic books), hip-hop and other popular music in Japan, ...
    • 21H.102 The Emergence of Modern America 1865-Present, Spring 2003 

      Faculty, History Department (2003-06)
      This subject studies the changing structure of American politics, economics, and society from the end of the Civil War to the present. We will consider secondary historical accounts and primary documents to examine some ...
    • 21H.153J / SP.421J / WGS.421J Race and Gender in Asian America, Fall 2002 

      Anonymous (2002-12)
      An interdisciplinary examination of the Asian-American experience with particular emphasis on gender and race from mid-nineteenth century to present. Topics include: Asian American women's history, Asian American feminisms, ...
    • 21H.153J / SP.421J / WMN.421J Race and Gender in Asian America, Fall 2002 

      Chung, Emma Teng (2002-12)
      An interdisciplinary examination of the Asian-American experience with particular emphasis on gender and race from mid-nineteenth century to present. Topics include: Asian American women's history, Asian American feminisms, ...
    • 21H.991J / STS.210J Theories and Methods in the Study of History, Fall 2003 

      Perdue, Peter C. (2003-12)
      The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, ...
    • 21L.007 World Literatures: Contact Zone, Fall 2006 

      Braithwaite, Alisa Kim (2006-12)
      World Literatures will focus on the concept of the contact zone. What happens when cultures with different ideologies and norms come into contact with each other through exploration and colonization? We will examine how ...
    • 21M.775 Hip Hop, Spring 2003 

      DeFrantz, Thomas (2003-06)
      Subject explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its thirty year presence in the American cultural ...
    • 21W.730-1 Imagining the Future, Spring 2004 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2004-06)
      Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the present and speculate about the future. Now, the turn not just of a century but of a millennium having ...
    • 21W.730-4 Writing and the Environment, Fall 2002 

      Taft, Cynthia B. (2002-12)
      Environmentalists have traditionally relied upon the power of their prose to transform the thoughts and behavior of their contemporaries. John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, evoked the wonders of California's Hetch ...