Courses Taught by Faculty Fellows

  • Learning Cluster 200: Being Human in STEM (Winter Block 2021)

    Professor Nidanie Henderson-Stull

    In this Learning Cluster, we will explore the ways in which factors, such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability status, and geographic upbringing, i.e., the human experience, might shape the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) student experience at Soka and beyond.

    We will investigate the local student experience alongside the literature and data on identity, representation, equity, and inclusion in STEM nationally and globally to identify barriers to success and best practices for surmounting these barriers. Based on our findings, students will design tools and interventions to enhance equity and inclusion in our own STEM community. Coursework may include daily readings, reflective writing, in-class discussion, and oral history research culminating in a collaborative, community engagement project to be shared at the Learning Cluster fair.

  • INTS 390: Race, Ethnicity & Human Rights (Spring 2021)

    Professor Lisa MacLeod

    The principle of non-discrimination (“on the grounds of race, color, sex, language, religion or social origin”) comprises the core of the international human rights regime. This course explores the international human rights system focusing on the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race and ethnicity and the protection of minority and indigenous people’s rights. Students explore a range of questions examining the link between social, political, and legal processes, from the local to the global and back again. (Prerequisite: Second-year standing or instructor consent)