HS 444A — Discrimination Analytics and Policy

Focuses on the analytical frameworks aimed at dismantling discrimination. By discrimination we mean the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people especially marginalized populations in such protected classes as race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, criminal status, and immigration status. This course foci include I. Defining discriminatory categories within intersectionality and race, for example, through a biological, anthropological and sociological lens. II. Assessing the hierarchy of evidence of analytical methods; issues of internal and external validity and how various methods and theories have been used to support or dispute discriminatory claims, including our ability to break the prejudice habit. III. Debating the foundation of relevant policies and assumptions about diversity as a benefit to individuals, groups, and society as a whole, and whether we should strive towards inclusive and equity. IV. Exploring methods and strategies that create democratic spaces for participants to exercise their power. Usually offered every year.
Alexandra Pineros Shields and Maria Madison