STS

Health in the African Diaspora

Exposes and explores the individual and joint contributions of biological and non-biological factors to health and wellbeing in peoples from various regions and countries of the African Diaspora. The course draws on a variety of disciplines, modes of inquiry, and health problems in comparative analyses of genetic, historical, political, and sociocultural dimensions of the African Diaspora. The content of the course is not limited to the transatlantic African Diaspora, includes other African Diaspora streams. One course / 3 units.

Variation in the African Diaspora

Exposes and explores biological and non-biological diversity within and between regions, countries, and peoples of the African Diaspora. Draws on multiple disciplines and modes of inquiry in the comparative analysis of genetic, phenotypic, historical, political, and sociocultural dimensions of the African Diaspora. The content of the course is not limited to the transatlantic African Diaspora, but is open to the broader African Diaspora (including the Middle East) as well. One course.

Race, Genomics, and Society

Integrated analysis of historical and contemporary aspects of `race and genetics/genomics’. Focus on relevant applications in science, medicine, and society; develop skills required for scientific, sociopolitical, cultural, psychosocial, and ethical evaluation of issues.