Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

ID048 HM - Social Justice & Equity/STEM Educ

Credit(s): 1

Instructor(s): Yong

Description: Despite many efforts over the last few decades to broaden participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, women, African-American, Hispanic and Latinx, Native American, and Southeast Asian individuals remain underrepresented in STEM fields in the United States. Why have we not made more significant progress and what will it take to do so?  In this course, we will use critical theories (including critical race theory, feminism, Marxism, and others) to understand the entangled issues behind this and other persistent inequities. The purpose of this course is to help fulfill the HMC mission statement more completely by empowering students to be engaged, critical, and civic-minded participants who can positively impact society. This class will have a reasonable out-of-class homework requirement that will be commensurate with a one-unit course.