Knowledge, Identity, and Power (KNOW)

Courses fulfilling the KNOW requirement are approved by the Curriculum Committee based on the guidelines listed in the following rubric:

Learning Objectives

Courses in Knowledge, Identity and Power (KNOW) provide a distinct site for students to develop their understanding of the dynamics and consequences of power differentials, inequalities and divisions among social groups, and the relationship of these issues to the representation and production of knowledge. In these courses, students also develop their capacity to communicate meaningfully about issues of power, disparity, and diversity of experiences and identities.

Guidelines

  1. These courses promote critical engagement with the causes, nature, and consequences of individual, institutional, cultural and/or structural dynamics of disparity, power, and privilege. These courses provide opportunities for students to (a) engage in dialogue about issues of knowledge, identity, and power, and (b) consider linkages between their social positions and course themes related to these issues.
  2. KNOW courses may also fulfill other program or graduation requirements.

Approved Courses

The following courses have been approved as satisfying the Knowledge, Identity, and Power requirement.

  • AFAM 101 Introduction to African American Studies
  • AFAM 201 Methods in African American Studies
  • AFAM 265 Thinking Ethically
  • AFAM 304 Capital and Captivity
  • AFAM 310 African Diaspora Experience
  • AFAM 355 African American Women in American History
  • AFAM 360 Civil Rights and Culture
  • AFAM 370 Communication and Diversity
  • AFAM 375 The Harlem Renaissance
  • ASIA 344 Asia in Motion
  • BIOL 362 Nanobiology
  • BUS 365 Cultural Diversity and Law
  • CLSC 322 Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World
  • CLSC 323 Sex & Gender in Classical Antiquity
  • CLSC 330 Theories of Myth
  • COMM 361 Organizing Difference
  • COMM 370 Communication and Diversity
  • COMM 372 Contemporary Media Culture: Deconstructing Disney
  • CONN 334 Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa and Beyond
  • CONN 358 The Mississippi River
  • EDUC 419 American Schools Inside and Out
  • EDUC 420 Multiple Perspectives on Classroom Teaching and Learning
  • ENGL 242 Introduction to Native American Literature
  • ENGL 247 Introduction to Popular Genres
  • ENGL 372 History of Rhetorical Theory
  • ENVR 326 People, Politics, and Parks
  • ENVR 343 Buddhist Environmentalisms
  • FREN 260 Cultures of the Francophone World
  • FREN 340 Francophone Women Writers
  • FREN 391 African Women Writers
  • GDS 211 Introduction to Global Development
  • GERM 300 German Cinema of the Weimar Republic and Under National Socialism, 1919-1945
  • GERM 305 Culture in the Third Reich
  • GQS 201 Introduction to Gender, Queer, and Feminist Studies
  • GQS 220 What is Queer?
  • HIST 307 The Crusades
  • HIST 375 History of Sport in U.S. Society
  • HIST 383 Borderlands: La Frontera: The U.S.-Mexico Border
  • HON 214 Interrogating Inequality
  • HUM 327 Queer Cultures
  • HIST 307 The Crusades
  • HUM 368 A Precious Barbarism: Enlightenment, Ideology, and Colonialism
  • HIST 375 History of Sport in US Society
  • IPE 101 Introduction to International Political Economy
  • IPE 211 Introduction to Global Development
  • LAS 100 Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • LTS 200 Latina/o America: A Critical Introduction to Latina/o Studies
  • MUS 223 Women in Music
  • MUS 321 Music of South Asia
  • MUS 393 Introduction to Secondary Music Education
  • PG 104 Introduction to Political Theory
  • PG 315 Law and Society
  • PG 326 People, Politics, and Parks
  • PG 345 Intersectionality as Theory and Method
  • PG 346 Race in the American Political Imagination
  • PG 390 Gender and Philosophy
  • PHIL 106 Language, Knowledge, and Power
  • PHIL 389 Race and Philosophy
  • PHIL 390 Gender and Philosophy
  • PSYC 265 Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 373 Perceiving Self and Other
  • REL 202 Introduction to World Religions
  • REL 265 Thinking Ethically
  • REL 270 Religion, Activism, and Social Justice
  • REL 307 Prisons, Gender, and Education
  • REL 323 Islam, Gender & Sexuality
  • SOAN 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOAN 102 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOAN 215 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOAN 222 Culture and Society of Southeast Asia
  • SOAN 303 Contemporary Immigration, Race, and Immigration Regimes in the U.S.
  • SOAN 370 Disability, Identity, and Power
  • SPAN 210 Latina/o America: A Critical Introduction to Latina/o Studies
  • SSI1 104 Why Travel?: Tales from Far and Wide
  • SSI1 106 Cleopatra: History and Myth
  • SSI2 127 Hip Hop Philosophy
  • SSI2 185 Queer Case Files
  • STS 324 Science and Race: A History
  • STS 344 History of Ecology
  • THTR 250 World Theatre I: African Diaspora
  • THTR 252 World Theatre II: Asian Theatres

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