A four credit honors seminar for STPEC students who have completed STPEC 391H. Seminar topic changes each semester. Fulfills the STPEC Focus seminar requirement.
This course teaches students to apply social theory to the real-life experience of their required STPEC internship. Students are encouraged to draw on knowledge acquired in prior Gen Ed and core STPEC courses to explore connections between theory and practice as they analyze various aspects of the organizations. Class structure and assignments promote group communication, multi-disciplinary dialogue, and critical self-reflection. Course assignments focus on a self-designed project related to the student's internship placement and include multiple peer-edited drafts of a critical analysis of the internship, a self-reflective essay, an oral presentation, and a final cumulative paper. This course, plus STPEC 498Y, satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-STPEC majors.
Second part of STPEC junior seminar sequence. Examines the social, historical and political conditions in which the 20th century took place. Contact department for details. Pre-requisite: Completion of STPEC 391H with a grade of C or better.
For incoming STPEC majors. Introduces STPEC's requirements and vision, organized around concepts students will encounter in STPEC courses. Focused on understanding the methodologies of social theory, political economy, and history, and issues of race, gender, global inequality, and the postcolonial world.
Students hone skills necessary to write in the genres that STPEC majors encounter most often in the course of their academic and professional careers. Contact department for details.
First part of year-long STPEC Core seminar sequence; an introduction to western modern political thought in its historical contexts. Contact department for details.
This is an introductory course to radical social theory (formerly STPEC 190A). Our focus is the history of social thought in the West, and the post-colonial critiques of some of these ideas. In this course, students will learn that "radical" means "at the root," and radical social theory is theory that explains the roots of social inequalities and proposes ways of transforming society to achieve justice. (Gen. Ed. HS, DG)