Spring 2023

Rights & Identities in the Americas

Course numbers: CULANTH 245S-01, LATAMER 246S-01, HISTORY 242S-01, RIGHTS 245S-01
Curriculum codes: CCI, CZ, W
Course Description: This course introduces students to the history of human rights in Latin America, with a focus on certain regions. We will begin with the Conquest and cover the emergence of independent nation-states; the role of imposed economic policies, including neoliberalism; indigenous protest movements and their relationships to corporate interests; and the influence of the United States on human rights, government formation, immigration, and the drug trade.
Instructor: Robin Kirk

Course numbers: HISTORY 389S-02, PUBPOL 346S-02, RIGHTS 389S-02
Curriculum codes: CCI, CZ, EI, SS
Course Description: This course explores the relationship between the state, family formation, and individuals. Students will look closely at the regulation of sexuality, reproduction, adoption, immigration, and incarceration in the U.S. over the past 200 years using the writing of historians and other scholars, autobiography, and film. 
Instructor: Sarah Deutsch, Ph.D.

Course numbers: HISTORY 390S-01, CULANTH 290S-01, PUBPOL 290S-01, ROMST 390S-01
Curriculum codes: EI, R, SS, W
Course Description: Students will develop individual and team projects using primary and secondary sources collected throughout the semester, with a focus on human rights, history, activism, and scholarly engagement. Students are expected to draw heavily on the materials at the Duke Human Rights Archive. Travel to Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico is required, where the cohort will visit indigenous communities and the neighborhoods where many Durham families have ties.
Instructors: Liliana Paredes, Ph.D. & Sarah Deutsch, Ph.D.

Course numbers: ROMST 389S-01, LINGUIST 389S-01
Curriculum codes: CCI, EI, SS
Course Description: This Duke Immerse course brings together topics of language and human rights, focusing on situations of linguistic disparities in the Americas. Explores questions of language contact, bilingualism, and endangered languages from perspectives of social injustices and human rights. Examines how language aids in the construct of social context and institutions and how it reflects and sustains social realities, reflecting on situations of oppression and how they are associated with sociolinguistic attitudes and behavior. Explores overlap of linguistic human rights with cultural and minority rights; all in connection to the right of maintaining one’s identity as well as sustaining human rights.
Instructor: Liliana Paredes, Ph.D.

Fall 2023

Oceans, Human & Environmental Health


Course Numbering

    • 0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
    • 100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
    • 200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
    • 400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
    • 500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates

Course numbers: BIO 373LA-02 LAB, ENVIRON 373LA-02 LAB, NEUROSCI 381LA-02 LAB (updated course numbers forthcoming)
Curriculum codes: NS,R, W (updated curriculum codes forthcoming)
Course Description: TBD
Instructors: Daniel Rittschof, Ph.D. 

Course numbers: BIO 308A-01 LEC, ENVIRON 308A-01 LEC, GLHLTH 308A-01 LEC (updated course numbers forthcoming)
Curriculum codes: CCI, N, STS (updated curriculum codes forthcoming)
Course Description: TBD
Instructors: Dana E. Hunt, Ph.D.

Course numbers: ENVIRON 390SA-01 SEM (updated course number forthcoming)
Curriculum codes: NS, STS (updated curriculum codes forthcoming)
Course Description: TBD
Instructors: P. Lee Ferguson, Ph.D.

Course numbers: TBD
Curriculum codes: TBD
Course Description: TBD
Instructors: TBD