Identity and Power

This focal study encourages students to explore how various concepts of the self and group identity are related to political struggles, civil rights, freedom and social justice. Students will take a combination of classes that allow them to think about identity formation from multiple disciplinary perspectives and the implications of these differences for understanding power and freedom.

Instructions for Focal Study 32

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

First Cluster (complete 3 courses)
ANTH 206 Sex, Gender, Culture 4 credits
BIOL 170 Human Genetics 4 credits
DS 200 Introduction to Disability Studies 2 credits
ENGL 223 Native American Literature 4 credits
ENGL 323 Shakespeare 4 credits
FREN 320 Women's Writing in the Francophone World 4 credits
GSS 201 Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies 4 credits
HIST 232 The Holocaust 4 credits
HIST 245 Race in Modern America 4 credits
HIST 246 American West: History, Memory, Pop Culture 2 credits
HIST 400 Medieval Women 4 credits
HUM 260 U.S. Latina/os and Popular Culture 4 credits
PHIL 202 Ethics and Society 4 credits
PHIL 208 Late Modern Philosophy 4 credits
POLS 222/227 Civil Rights Movement 2-4 credits
POLS 321 Protest, Dissent and Social Change 4 credits
POLS 325 Constitutional Law 4 credits
PSY 261 Psychology of Gender 4 credits
PSY 344 Social and Personality Development 4 credits
SOC 101   OR SOC 110   OR SOC 120   OR SOC 130 Introduction to Sociology (no longer offered)   OR Understanding the Apocalypse   OR Image, Society, and Identity   OR Stump the Sociologist 4 credits
SOC 208 Race: Inequality and Identity (no longer offered) 4 credits
SOC/GSS 217/316 Gender and Sexuality 4 credits
SOC 305 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii 2-4 credits
SOC 312 Social Interaction 4 credits
SOC 318 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii-Travel 2 credits
SOC 360 Critical Race Theory 4 credits