The following are courses that feature interviews with faculty members discussing how their classes bring their research interests with community partners together to teach undergraduates. Please visit each page to learn more about the course.
EDUC 186AC / ETHSTD 159AC / GEOG 159AC: The Southern Border
This course examines how histories and geographies of the US southern border and how geographies have influenced migration, urbanization, activism, and racial and ethnic identity formation within the U.S. and countries along the southern border including Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
Anthropology C12AC / ESPM C22AC: FIRE
This course emphasizes how our interactions with wildfires in California have changed dramatically over the centuries, and that there is much that can be learned from earlier fire management strategies—some of which may be applicable to our contemporaneous world.
Engineering 157AC / International and Area Studies 157AC: Engineering, The Environment, and Society
This course will challenge students to look beyond the technical elements of their work and recognize the deeply social and political nature of engineering questions. Projects address a variety of environmental and social justice issues including contaminated drinking water, industrial pollution, and air pollution.
Education 75AC: American Sport Culture and Education
This course focuses on sports culture in the U.S. through an intersectional lens. This course highlights the ways in which sports have contributed to our society as well as how they marginalize certain communities through the bases of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability.
Art Practice W23AC: American Cybercultures - Principles of Internet Citizenship
This course examines how the growth of online participation influences the development of and intersects online and residential communities. Students participate in online discussions surrounding internet culture within a modern context as well as categories of personhood that include race, ethnicity, gender, nation, and disability.
IAS 158AC / PACS 148 AC: Social Movements, Urban History, and the Politics of Memory
This course examines the extensive multi-racial history of progressive social movements in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students, in collaboration with local activists and community partners, will carry out original research and writing to contribute to the dynamic social history website FoundSF.
Integrative Biology 35AC: Human Biological Variation
This course examines the cultural and historical relevance of biology through larger contexts. Students will learn how biological variation plays a role in day-to-day life - including interactions on the street, governmental policies on healthcare and food stamps, and doctor-patient relationships.