Apr 12, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Gender, Race, Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Social Change

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This pathway enables students to cultivate an appreciation of how diverse identities are lived, experienced, and analyzed. Courses in this pathway center gender, dis/ability, race/ethnicity, and social class as ways of knowing and as analytic approaches for understanding distinctions that human societies make and unmake over time. Gender is used as an analytic tool for critical thinking about such topics as studies of sex differences and sexualities; race and gender in science, engineering, or gaming; or studies of the environment, war and peace, and other social impacts. Racial-ethnic formation is similarly used as an analytical tool for visualizing intersecting inequalities; history of science, medicine, arts, and technology.

To complete this integrative pathway, students must choose a minimum of 12 credits as described:

Choose 12 credits from the following:

Can select only one of the following to be applied to pathway:

  • IHSS 1968 – Songs of Identity

  • IHSS 19XX – Revolutions in Perspective 

  • IHSS 19XX - Worlds on Display

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