UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Course: CHS 261. Race, Racism and the Sciences (3)

This course will provide a survey of different schools of thought within the natural sciences with special attention to historical and contemporary debates around race and racism. Students will learn about how intelligence testing, forced sterilization, eugenics movements, modern psychiatry, and environmental conservation have impacted Chicana/o communities from a social science interdisciplinary approach. With this interdisciplinary approach, students will read scholarly debates within the fields of the history of science, critical environmental studies, Chicana/o Studies and comparative ethnic studies. (Available for General Education, D1 Social Sciences.) (IC)

Fall-2021 - Schedule of Classes

CHS 261

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