Explores global history of soccer with focus on Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Examines development and spread of the game, institutions such as FIFA, biographies of legendary players, and economics of the sport. Examines philosophical and ethical issues raised by soccer, and ways the sport condenses, channels, and at times transforms politics. Materials include works of history, anthropology, literature, journalism, memoirs, documentary films, and footage of classic games. Students will contribute to Soccer Politics blog and pages.
This course provides an overview of how non-profit cultural institutions are formed and operate, looking at the operational structures and governance challenges. It also examines the origins of major cultural institutions in the U.S. and the current tax-exempt status framework.
Sociocultural factors affecting sexual behavior. Changing beliefs about sex; how sexual knowledge is socially learned and sexual identities formed; the relation between power and sex; control over sexual expression.
This course partners with Duke faculty to assist them in implementing their research projects in the local Spanish-speaking community. As a service-learning course, students serve a minimum of 20 hours in tasks such as interpreters, survey takers, assisting in home visits, etc. as needed in the research study. Class session will explore topics related to the content of the research study such as education or health. In addition students will focus on research methods, cultural competency, and linguistic skills necessary to interact with the Latino/a community.
Examines the policymaking process, the role of different sectors in policymaking, policymakers' use of research and communicating with policymakers. Focus on social policy.
Teaches students about the trends, causes, and consequences of health disparities in the United States.