"Social Justice and Equity: STEM and Beyond”
IE179D, Spring 2015 (1 unit)
Mondays 4:15-5:30pm, Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning 3460 (Skycube)
Instructors: Dr. Sumun Pendakur (email@example.com)
Dr. Darryl Yong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description: Despite many efforts over the last few decades to broaden participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, we still find that women, African-American, Hispanic and Latin@, Native American, Southeast Asian individuals are 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 of society who can identify discrimination, reverse underrepresentation, and challenge the status quo in the fields in which they will lead.
Learning objectives: Students who complete this course will
All students, regardless of whether they belong to any historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to join in the discussion.
In addition to reading primary sources and attending talks by special guests, students will be expected to fully participate as members of a community of learners in weekly class meetings.
This class will have a reasonable out-of-class homework requirement that will be commensurate with a one-unit course.
Grades: Your grade in IE179D will depend on your active participation in class and timely completion of assignments.
Your participation grade will be largely self-assessed based on the following rubric.