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Race in Science

What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine?

STS 51 is a 3-course sequence. STS 51A, Fall quarter, focuses on science. STS 51B (Winter 2021) covers technology, and STS 51C (Spring 2021) looks at medicine. Each course can be taken independently.

What is the science of race and racism? How does race affect scientific work? Weekly guest speakers will address such issues as the psychology and anthropology of race and racism; how race, language, and culture affect education; race in climate science and environmental justice; the history of racialized scientific experiments; and the role of race in genomic research. Talks will take a variety of forms, from panel discussions to interviews and lectures.

Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion.