Course Descriptions

HS 210F — Comparative Approaches to Global Injustice and Social Inequality

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Examines historical, philosophical and political concepts of poverty, injustice and inequality from a comparative perspective, as seen by thinkers and activists primarily from the global South. It is based on understanding perceptions of race, ethnicity, social class and other markers of ‘difference’ in contemporary societies, how those perceptions lead to bias, social exclusion and marginalization, and how to assess policies designed to overcome those divisions. Country case studies examine responses to historical and cultural legacies of repressive systems based on colonialism, slavery, apartheid and caste. Usually offered every year.
Joan Dassin