This course introduces students to the social determinants of health influencing the broader health status and access to health care for Native American populations in the United States. Students will engage in a reading-intensive, discussion-based seminar, drawing upon research and scholarship from a variety of disciplines including public health, Native American and Indigenous Studies, anthropology, sociology, history, nursing, and medicine. Seminar topics will include infectious diseases and the Columbian Exchange, federal obligations to Native American people, community-based participatory research, and Indigenous health globally.
History/Latino Studies 218 History of Latinas/os in the United States
Latina and Latino History History of Latinas/os in the United States and in the context of US–Latin American relations from the 18th century to the present. Taught with HISTORY 218; may not receive credit for both courses.
The legal and ethical framework defining media freedoms and constraints in the US, including copyright and trademark issues. Historical context and focus on the evolution of constitutional, statutory, judicial and ethical standards.
This course examines Native American religious freedom in U.S. history. We will examine treaty rights, federal Indian policies, court cases, and acts meant to protect American Indian religions. The course will attend to the definitions of "religion" and "religious freedom" and consider historical and contemporary case studies related to the regulation of Indigenous
cultures and ceremonies. Counts toward Religion, Law, & Politics (RLP) Religious Studies concentration.
SOCIOL 277-0 Social Inequality: Race, Class, and Power
This course examines inequality in American society with an emphasis on race, class, and gender. Lectures emphasize the mechanisms through which inequality develops and comes to be seen as legitimate, natural, and desirable. We will also examine the economic, social, and political consequences of rising inequality. We will place special focus on poverty and inequality in Native North America.