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Race and Ethnic Studies: Power and Perspective

Critical race and ethnic studies emphasize the intersections of forms of social differentiation, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, and sexuality, and examine how these forms of differentiation provide advantages for some groups and disadvantages for others. This course looks beyond cultural identity to consider inequality, power, and social change while examining how race and

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United States Government: By the People, for the People

In this single-semester course, traditional topics related to U.S. government (the Constitution, three branches of government, federal and state governments, etc.) are covered, as well as lessons on media and bias, research methods, evaluating resources, philosophies of government, citizenship, landmark cases of the U.S. Supreme Court, infrastructure, and tribal government. Reflection and discussion prompts are

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Psychology: Journey Towards Self-Knowledge

This engaging and rigorous psychology course is designed to help students become more aware of themselves as unique individuals. Delving into their own experiences, students are encouraged to be scientists in the process of exploring themselves and their place in the universe. They will examine a variety of topics including memory, biology of behavior, stress,

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Foodways: Sustainable Food Systems

Food is fundamental to human existence. Historical events, cultural traditions, social structures, geographic features, and economic practices all factor into our food choices and options. Many people are fortunate enough to not have to think much about where our food comes from, but many others experience food scarcity or a lack of access to healthy

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World Religions: Finding Common Ground

World Religions: Finding Common Ground is a project-based course that asks students to consider one of the greatest puzzles of world history: How can members of diverse religions come together as one community in which the specific practices of each are honored? Students spend the semester researching a wide variety of world religions and, using

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A Sense of Place: The Geography of Global Change

In this full year project-based world geography course, for enrolled students only, students will learn and utilize geography skills and perspectives to explore vital real-world challenges related to our use and reliance upon natural, cultural, and economic resources. Students will gain a broad understanding of the world in which we live and the many forces

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World Geography

The study of world geography involves understanding the natural forces that shape our planet and the interactions between people and their environment. It’s about how human activity can modify the surface of the Earth itself and inform the region’s culture and inhabitants over time. This course is also about acquiring information from disparate sources, like

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U.S. History

This course explores U.S. history from the earliest settlements to the dawn of the 21st century. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students are encouraged to integrate information, discover patterns, and develop critical thinking skills in their responses to significant issues and events in American history. Throughout this course, students are required to use information from a

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World History

The study of world history is the study of humanity itself. This course moves far beyond the simple learning of historical facts, and asks students to think deeply about what we can learn from the past and apply to the present to create a better future. This course looks at world history through a multi-faceted

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