Students trace the history of the black freedom struggle from Reconstruction through the 1960s. Readings and activities focus on the grass-roots movement to achieve civil rights for African Americans.
Students examine the causes and effects of global warming and delve into questions of who is most responsible for and vulnerable to the changing climate. Students also grapple with how to respond to climate change in ways that are both effective and fair.
Students probe the history of human rights and consider options for defining and protecting rights.
Students survey the economic issues and political developments that have shaped the outlook of policymakers in the Kremlin and Washington, D.C.