Dickinson Courses Addressing Institutional Racism

Courses Addressing Institutional Racism at Dickinson College
Compiled by Professor Say Burgin, November 2021

Please Note:

1. This list is a collection of courses that in some way address institutional, structural and/or epistemic racism. As such, institutional racism will be addressed to varying degrees across these courses; some take it as the core subject while others address it as one of many topics or themes.

2. Some of the courses listed below are taught by more than one faculty. In those classes, I have noted which faculty address institutional racism in some way when they teach the course.

Africana Studies
• African Americans Since Slavery (AFST220 / HIST273)
• African Government and Politics (POSC252 / AFST220)
• Approaches to Africana Studies (Prof. Alahmed) (AFST200)
• Black Islam and Black Internationalism (AFST320)
• Black Politics: A Century of Black Radicalism (AFST320)
• Gender & Black Power in the U.S. (AFST320 / HIST311 / WGSS302)
• Introduction to Africana Studies (Profs. Ball, Burgin, and Alahmed) (AFST100 /LALC121)
• It’s a Hip Hop World: The Rise and Implications of Hip Hop Beyond the US (AFST220)
• James Baldwin Studies Renaissance: Reflections of a Radical (AFST320)
• Race & Second Wave Feminism in the U.S. (AFST320 / HIST311 / WGSS302)
• Radical Politics and Thought of the Caribbean (AFST320)
• Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa (HIST274 / AFST220)
• The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850 (HIST272/AFST310)
• The Civil Rights Movement: North and South (AFST220 / HIST211)
• Topics in Global Music: Popular Musics of the Portuguese Black Atlantic (MUAC210/LALC200/AFST220/ PORT380)

American Studies
• Football: Gender, American Culture, and the Gridiron Game (AMST101/WGSS201)
• Gender, Sports, and American Society (AMST202/WGSS202)
• Intro to American Studies (Prof. Kuhn) (AMST201)
• Latinx Studies (AMST200 / LALC123)
• Queer Communities (AMST201)
• Workshop in Cultural Analysis (Prof. Kuhn) (AMST202)

Anthropology
• Archaeology and World Prehistory (Prof. Bruno) (ARHC110/ANTH110)
• Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Profs. Bender and Pesantes) (ANTH101)
• Listening Across Cultures (MUAC209/ANTH205)
• Music and Place (MUAC355 / ANTH205)
• Music and Sound Ethnography (MUAC355/ANTH205)

Art & Art History
• American Art: Power, Place, Identity (ARTH204)
• Contemporary Art (ARTH314)

Computer Science
• Artificial Intelligence (COMP364)
• Large-scale and Open Source Software Development (COMP290)
• Spring Senior Seminar (COMP492)
• Tools and Techniques for Software Development (COMP190)
East Asian Studies
• History of Modern Japan 1800 to the Present (HIST217/EASN206)
• Medicine and the Body in East Asia (HIST217/EASN206)

Economics
• Contending Economic Perspectives (Prof. Kongar) (ECON288)
• Political Economy of Gender (ECON230/SOCI227/WGSS202)
• Political Economy of Health (ECON496)

Educational Studies
• Contemporary Issues in Education (EDST120)
• Curriculum Design (EDST250)
• Curriculum Theory (Profs. Anderson and Forbes) (EDST250)
• Educational Psychology (Profs. Anderson, Forbes and Lewis) (EDST140)
• Gender and Education (EDST330)
• History of American Education
• Introduction to Educational Research (EDST260)
• Immigration and Education (EDST340)
• Models of Instruction and Assessment (EDST300)
• Policies Shaping American Education (EDST310)
• Race and Education (EDST320)
• Urban Education (EDST350)

English
• Asian American Literature & Popular Culture (ENGL101)
• Celtic Revival / Harlem Renaissance (ENGL321)
• Cookbooks: Craft and Culture (ENGL222)
• Feminist Genres (ENGL222 / WGSS201)
• Introduction to Literary Studies (Profs. Steirer, Seiler, Phillips and Menon) (ENGL220)
• Introduction to Media Studies (Prof. Steirer) (ENGL101 / FMST220)
• Late 19th Century British Literature and Culture (ENGL341)
• Letters and/as Literature (Prof. Phillips) (ENGL101/WGSS101)
• LGBTQ History & Literature (ENGL321/WGSS301)
• LGBTQ Literature in the US (ENGL101)
• Literature of Migration & Displacement (ENGL321)
• Monsters and Madness: Secret Lives in Victorian Literature (ENGL101)
• Multiculturalism: Race, Rhetoric & Writing (ENGL221)
• Plague Years: Influenza, Polio, and American Memory (ENGL222/WGSS201)
• Senior Seminar (Prof. Seiler) (ENGL403)
• Sex and the City of Light: Early 20th Century Women of Paris (FREN364/WGSS301/ENGL341)
• Southern Women Writers (ENGL101)
• The American Sitcom (ENGL101/FMST220)
• The Generational (ENGL321)
• The Nineteenth Century Novel (ENGL331)
• The Politics of Literacy (ENGL221)
• The Start of the Anthropocene: Environment and Sustainability in Enlightenment France (FREN364/ENGL341)
• U.S. Women Writers (ENGL101/WGSS121)
• War, Race, and US Literature since 1945 (ENGL341)
• Women of the Middle East: Stories of Resistance (ENGL321/FREN364/MEST221/WGSS221)
• Women Write War (ENGL101/WGSS101)
• World Literature: Race, Nation & Colonization (ENGL101)

Environmental Studies
• Agroecology (ENST345)
• Environmental Connections (Prof. Bedi) (ENST161)
• Environmental and Social Justice (ENST280/SOCI230)

Film Studies
• Dickinson Wears Prada (ITAL323/FMST320)
• Introduction to Film Studies (Prof. Marini-Maio) (FMST101)
• Introduction to Media Studies (Prof. Steirer) (ENGL101/FMST220)
• Migration Anxieties in the Cinema of Italy (ITAL323/FMST310)
• The American Sitcom (ENGL101/FMST220)
• The Francophone Film: From North Africa to the Middle East (FREN246/FMST210/MEST200)

French
• Communication in French and Francophone Contexts (Prof. Soldin) (FREN230)
• Food, France, and Cultural Identity (FREN240)
• Francophone African Novelists of Diaspora (FREN246/FMST210/MEST200)
• Introduction to Cultural Analysis (Prof. Soldin) (FREN236)
• Introduction to Francophone African and Caribbean Cultures (FREN246)
• Post-Colonial Cultures in France (FREN364)
• Sex and the City of Light: Early 20th Century Women of Paris (FREN364/WGSS301/ENGL341)
• The Francophone Film: From North Africa to the Middle East (FREN246/FMST210/MEST200)
• The Start of the Anthropocene: Environment and Sustainability in Enlightenment France (FREN364/ENGL341)
• Women of the Middle East: Stories of Resistance (ENGL321/FREN364/MEST221/WGSS221)

German
• Formations of German Identities: Class, Race, and Gender (GRMN214)
• Intermediate German 1: Contemporary German Cultures (Prof. McGaughey) (GRMN201)
• Minority Cultures in the German Context (GRMN304)

History
• African Americans Since Slavery (AFST220/HIST273)
• American Environmental History (HIST206)
• American History 1607 to 1877 (Prof. Pawley) (HIST117)
• American History 1877 to Present (Prof. Burgin) (HIST118)
• EnvironmentalismS (HIST211)
• Europe’s Dictators (HIST375)
• Gender & Black Power in the U.S. (AFST320/ HIST311/WGSS302)
• History of Carlisle (no code yet)
• History of Climate Change (no code yet)
• History of Environment (HIST151)
• History of Modern Japan 1800 to the Present (HIST217/EASN206)
• Medicine and the Body in East Asia (HIST217/EASN206)
• Oral History of the Bosnian Diaspora in Carlisle (HIST215)
• Parks in U.S. History (HIST211)
• Race & Second Wave Feminism in the U.S. (AFST320/HIST311/WGSS302)
• Refugees (HIST215)
• Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa (HIST274/AFST220)
• The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850 (HIST272/AFST310)
• The Civil Rights Movement: North and South (AFST220/HIST211)
• World on the Move: Migrations since 1850 (HIST260)

International Studies
• International Politics of the Middle East & North Africa (MEST266/INST277/POSC277)
• Senior Seminar: Empire (Prof. Webb) (INST401)

Italian Studies
• Dickinson Wears Prada (ITAL323/FMST320)
• Migration Anxieties in the Cinema of Italy (ITAL323/FMST310)
• Real and Imaginary Journeys (Prof. Marini-Maio) (ITAL332)

Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies
• Introduction to Africana Studies (Profs. Ball, Burgin, and Alahmed) (AFST100/LALC121)
• Latinx Studies (AMST200/LALC123)
• Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa (HIST274/AFST220)
• Topics in Global Music: Popular Musics of the Portuguese Black Atlantic (MUAC210/LALC200/AFST220/ PORT380)

Law & Policy
• Capital Punishment (PHIL261/LAWP290/POSC290)
• Gender and Justice (POSC234/LAWP234/WGSS302)
• Law and American Society (POSC290/LAWP290)
• The Judiciary (POSC248/LAWP248)

Middle East Studies
• International Politics of the Middle East & North Africa (MEST266/INST277/POSC277)
• The Francophone Film: From North Africa to the Middle East (FREN246/FMST210/MEST200)
• Women of the Middle East: Stories of Resistance (ENGL321/FREN364/MEST221/WGSS221)

Music-Academic
• Listening Across Cultures (MUAC209/ANTH205)
• Music and Place (MUAC355/ANTH205)
• Music and Sound Ethnography (MUAC355/ANTH205)
• The Listening Mind (Prof. Wlodarski) (MUAC102)
• Topics in Global Music: Music, Gender, and Performance (MUAC210/WGSS301)
• Topics in Global Music: Popular Musics of the Portuguese Black Atlantic (MUAC210/LALC200/AFST220/ PORT380)

Philosophy
• Capital Punishment (PHIL261/LAWP290/POSC290)
• Feminist Epistemology (PHIL261)
• Introduction to Philosophy (Prof. Engelhardt) (PHIL101)
• Philosophy of Data (PHIL258)
• Philosophy of Punishment (PHIL253)
• Philosophy of Race & Gender (PHIL258)
• Practical Ethics (PHIL104)
• Racism (PHIL261)
• Sex (PHIL261)

Political Science
• African Government and Politics (POSC252/AFST220)
• Capital Punishment (PHIL261/LAWP290/POSC290)
• Gender and Justice (POSC234/LAWP234/WGSS302)
• International Politics of the Middle East & North Africa (MEST266/INST277/POSC277)
• Law and American Society (POSC290/LAWP290)
• The Judiciary (POSC248 / LAWP248)

Portuguese
• Topics in Global Music: Popular Musics of the Portuguese Black Atlantic (MUAC210/LALC200/AFST220/PORT380)

Psychology
• Psychology of Women and Gender (PSYC135/WGSS136)
• Social Psychology (Prof. Larson) (PSYC140)

Religion
• East and South Asian Communities and the Colonizing West (RELG250)
• Faith, Interfaith, and Equity: Critical Approaches to Religious Understanding and Justice in North America (RELG250)

Sociology
• Asian American Communities (SOCI233)
• Classical Sociological Theory (SOCI330)
• Contemporary Sociological Theory (SOCI331)
• Global Inequalities (SOCI237)
• Introduction to Sustainable and Resilient Communities (SUST200/SOCI230)
• Immigration Politics: Gender, Race and Sexuality in Contemporary Migration (WGSS310/SOCI310)
• Islam and the West (SOCI272)
• Middle Eastern American Communities (SOCI234)
• Political Economy of Gender (ECON230/SOCI227/WGSS202)
• Race & Ethnicity (SOCI225)
• Social Analysis (SOCI110)
• The City, the Suburb, and the Inequality of Place (SOCI230)
• U.S. Inequalities (SOCI236)

Spanish
• Intersectional Latinidades (SPAN385/LALC385)
• Introduction to US Latinx and Chicanx Literature and Culture (SPAN295/LALC295)
• Topics in Latinx/Chicanx Studies (Prof. Frohlich) (SPAN385)

Sustainability Studies
• Introduction to Sustainable and Resilient Communities (SUST200/SOCI230)

Theatre & Dance
• Dance History Seminar: Modernism and the Body (THDA316)
• Introduction to Global Dance Studies (THDA102)

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
• Feminist Genres (ENGL222 / WGSS201)
• Feminist Perspectives and Theories (WGSS300)
• Football: Gender, American Culture, and the Gridiron Game (AMST101/WGSS201)
• Gender & Black Power in the U.S. (AFST320/HIST311/WGSS302)
• Gender, Sports, and American Society (AMST202/WGSS202)
• Gender and Justice (POSC234/LAWP234/WGSS302)
• Immigration Politics: Gender, Race and Sexuality in Contemporary Migration (WGSS310/SOCI310)
• Intro to Sexuality Studies (WGSS208)
• Intro to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS100)
• Letters and Literature (Prof. Phillips) (ENGL101/WGSS101)
• LGBTQ History & Literature (ENGL321/WGSS301)
• Plague Years: Influenza, Polio, and American Memory (ENGL222/WGSS201)
• Political Economy of Gender (ECON230/SOCI227/WGSS202)
• Psychology of Women and Gender (PSYC13 /WGSS136)
• Queer American History (WGSS301)
• Queer Politics (WGSS301 or WGSS351)
• Race & Second Wave Feminism in the U.S. (AFST320/HIST311/WGSS302)
• Reproductive Justice (WGSS224)
• Senior Seminar (WGSS400)
• Topics in Global Music: Music, Gender, and Performance (MUAC210/WGSS301)
• U.S. Women Writers (ENGL101/WGSS121)
• Women of the Middle East: Stories of Resistance (ENGL321/FREN364/MEST221/WGSS221)
• Women Write War (ENGL101/WGSS101)

Writing Program
• Perspectives on a Multilingual United States (WRPG101)