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Featured Courses

REES 235 – Queer Russia

Russia is accustomed to playing the role of the “evil empire.” The current ongoing war in Ukraine has resurrected the…

QAC 216 – Introduction to Survey Design

Survey data provide valuable information for the study of public opinion and behavior, and they are commonly used in several…

GOVT 396 – Human Rights Advocacy: Critical Assessment and Practical Engagement in Global Social Justice

The core animating principles and practices of human rights are under threat. Will the global human rights movement be able…

HIST 374 – Food Security: History of an Idea

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has held that “food security exists when all people, at all…

CLST 221 – Law, Politics & Order in the Ancient World

Legal texts–law codes, decrees, and edicts, juristic discussions, law court cases–help us understand the history of legal thinking and strategy,…

ENVS 284 – Animal Law & Policy

This course will provide an overview of law and public policy as they apply to non-human animals. The course will…

ENVS 285 – Environmental Law & Policy

If you are interested in the environment and want some perspective on where our environmental law and policy came from,…

ENVS 350 – Environmental Justice & Sustainability

The US Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of…

QAC 378 – DeltaLab: Computational Media Analysis

The content of this course focuses on Wesleyan Media Project media data, including advertising and local television news, and exposes…

AFAM 316 – Carceral Connecticut: Policing Race, Gender, and Sexuality in a “Progressive” State

Often considered a progressive bastion, Connecticut in fact has been at the forefront of carceral practices since the eighteenth century.…

CSPL 120 – Civic Engagement Practice

Wesleyan has a long tradition of civic engagement. CSPL 120 plays a critical role in helping continue this tradition. This…

CSPL 494 – Internship: Elections

Through this course, students can earn academic credit for an internship, whether paid or unpaid, that involves learning about or…

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

ECON 206 – Race and Education Policy

This course will provide a broad introduction to contemporary education policy centered on issues of race/ethnicity. This course introduces the…

ECON 215 – Labor Economics

This course will introduce topics, theories, institutions, and policy issues relating to the functioning of labor markets. The topics we…

ECON 231 – Corporate Finance Principles

The course aims to develop an understanding of the application of the principles of economics to the study of the…

ECON 333 – Financial Intermediation and Crises

This course applies economic theory to understand the functions and fragility of financial intermediation. The main focus of this course…

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