College of Arts & Sciences

CAS Stands for Change Courses

Race and Racism, Social Justice, and Social Inequalities

Courses on race and racism, social justice, and social inequalities

Spring 2021 classes in bold

Department of Anthropology

Courses centered on Race and/or Anti-racism

  • ANT 4014 Anthropology of American Culture
  • ANT 4178 The History & Archaeology of the African Diaspora
  • ANT 4316 Ethnic Diversity in the United States
  • ANT 4340 Anthropology of the Caribbean
  • ANT 4401 Exploring Cross-Cultural Diversity
  • ANT 4516 Human Variation
  • ANT 4930 Archaeology of Caribbean
  • ANT 4930 Prejudice, Stigma & Race

Courses that cover Race and/or Anti-racism

  • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 2511 Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 4172 Historical Archaeology
  • ANT 4352 Peoples of Africa
  • ANT 4442 Urban Life and Culture
  • ANT 4462 Health, Illness, and Culture
  • ANT 4468 Biocultural Bases of Health and Disease
  • ANT 4536 Bioarchaeology
  • ANT 4593 Evolution and Health
  • ANT 4701 Applied Anthropology
  • ANT 4930 Research Experience in Patient-Provider Interaction
  • ANT 4935 Rethinking Anthropology

Department of Communication

Courses explicitly about Race and/or Social Justice

  • COM 3014 Communication, Gender and Identity
  • COM 4027 Intercultural Health Communication
  • COM 4414 Race and Gender in Popular Film and Television
  • COM 6017 Gender in the Workplace
  • SPC 3710 Communication and Cultural Diversity
  • SPC 4701 Intercultural Communication 

Courses featuring themes of Race and/or Social Justice

  • COM 3051 Analyzing Culture and Media
  • COM 4374 Critical Issues in Social Media
  • COM 4744 Critical Issues in Reality Television
  • COM 3052 Cultural Studies and Communication
  • COM 4050 Globalization and Democratic Discourse
  • COM 4225 Global & Cultural Issues in Health Communication
  • ORI 4019 Performing Identity and Culture
  • SPC 4632 Rhetoric and Social Change
  • SPC 4714 Communication, Culture and Community

Special topics courses featuring themes of Anti-racism

  • COM 4931 Latina/o/x Media Studies
  • COM 4931 Disney & the Politics of Popular Culture

Department of English

Courses centered on Race and/or Anti-racism

  • AML 3604 African American Literature
  • AML 3630 U.S. Latino/Latina Literature in English
  • AML 3641 Native American Literature and Film
  • AML 3674 Asian American Literature and Film
  • LIT 3353 Literature, Race, and Ethnicity (Sarasota-Manatee campus)
  • LIT 4931 Studies in World Literature and Culture (sometimes, depending on topic)
  • ENC 3373 Rhetoric of Marginalized Communities
  • ENC 4931 (topics course that often has a race or anti-racist focus) e.g. Environmental Rhetoric

Courses that cover Race and/or Anti-racism

  • AML 4933 Studies in American Literature and Culture (sometimes, depending on topic)
  • ENG 4818 Feminist Digital Humanities
  • LIT 4386 British and American Literature by Women
  • LIT 3621 Literature of Climate Change: Climate Fiction
  • LIT 4233 Postcolonial Literature
  • LIT 3513 Literature, Gender, and Sexuality

Department of History

Courses centered on Race and/or Anti-racism

  • AMH 3098 Race in America (St. Petersburg campus)

Courses that cover Race and/or Anti-racism

  • AMH 2010 American History I
  • AMH 2020 American History II
  • WOH 2022 Global History
  • EUH 3413 Roman Empire
  • HIS 3308 War and Society: War and American Empire
  • HIS 3308 War and Society: Conquest in Spain and America
  • HIS 3938 Immigration History
  • HIS 4936 The Civil War
  • AMH 3423 Modern Florida
  • LAH 3200 Modern Latin America

Courses centered on Gender & Sexualities

  • HIS 3938 Modern US Gender and Sexuality
  • HIS 3938 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World

Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Courses explicitly about Black life and Culture

  • FIL 4831 Black American Cinema
  • AMS 4804 Jazz and Civil Rights

Courses covering understandings across Ethnic and Religious Communities

  • HUM 3557 Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Medieval Light on Modern Issues

Courses featuring themes of Race and/or Anti-racism 

  • HUM 2252 Intro to Cultural Study of Popular Music
  • HUM 3463 Latin American Civilization I: Pre-Columbian & Colonial
  • HUM 4462 Latin American Civiliation II: Modern Latin American Culture
  • FIL 3804 Ethics and Film
  • AMS 3212 Nineteenth-Century American Culture
  • AMS 3260 American Culture 1830-1860
  • FIL 4834 The Movie Musical
  • AMS 4930/HUM 4824 Marriage: Culture and Critique
  • FIL 1002 Intro to Film Studies
  • FIL 3052 Foundations of Film and New Media
  • FIL 3077 Contemporary Film and New Media
  • FIL 4832 Horror Film
  • HUM 3231 The Renaissance
  • HUM 2250 The Twentieth Century (a survey historical and social life through art and culture)

School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies

Courses centered on Race and/or Anti-racism

  • AFA 2000 Introduction to the Black Experience
  • AFA 2380 History and Theory of Genocide
  • AFA 4150 Africa and the United States
  • AFA 4335 Black Women in America
  • AFA 4350 African American Community Research
  • AFA 4430 Afro-Diasporic Literature and Political Movements
  • AFA 4500 Slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean
  • AFA 4931 COVID 19 and the Black Diaspora
  • AFA 4931 Seminar on Race and Police Violence
  • AFA 4931 Haiti: Legacy of Resistance
  • AFA 4931 Globalization in Africa
  • AFA 4931 West Africa Cultural Expressions
  • AFH 3100 African History to 1850
  • AFH 3200 African History since 1850
  • AFS 2250 Culture and Society in Africa
  • AFS 3250 Environmental-Cultural Study in Africa
  • AMH 3571 African American History to 1865
  • AMH 3572 African American History since 1865
  • AMS 3700 Racism in American Society
  • CPO 4204 Government and Politics of Africa
  • INR 4254 Africa in World Affairs

Courses that cover Race and/or Anti-racism

  • CPO 4034 Politics of Developing Areas
  • INR 3202 International Human Rights
  • POS 2041 American National Government
  • POS 4624 Constitutional Law II

Department of Religious Studies

Courses centered on Race and/or Anti-racism

  • REL 3936 Black Social Movements (also titled Black Lives Matter: from Garvey to Tupac)

Courses that cover Race and/or Anti-racism

  • REL 3063 Religion and Social Justice
  • REL 3167 Sustainable Development and Religion
  • REL 3375 Issues in Caribbean Religions

Department of Sociology

Courses centered on Race, Ethnicity & Immigration

  • ISS 3930 Race and Relationships

  • ISS 3930 Prejudice, Stigma & Race

  • ISS 4601 Native American Women

  • SYA 4930 Migration and Human Trafficking

  • SYD 3700 Racial and Ethnic Relations (Gen Ed/Creative Thinking)

  • SYD 4238 Immigrants to America

  • SYG 3235 Latina/Latino Lives

  • SYO 4204 Religion and Immigration

Courses centered on Gender & Sexualities

  • ISS 3930 Women, Sex & Knowledge

  • SYA 4121 Queer Theory and LGBTQ Lives

  • SYA 4930 Gender, Sport and the Body

  • SYA 4930 Gender in Global Perspective

  • SYD 4800 Gender and Society

  • SYP 3060 Sociology of Sexualities

Courses centered on Disability

  • ISS 3420 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability Studies (Gen Ed/H&CD)
  • SYO 4430 Disability and Society

Courses centered on Social Inequality & Social Justice

  • ISS 3010 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

  • SYA 4930 Climate Change and Environment

  • SYD 4601 Community Building and Social Change

  • SYO 3530 Social Inequalities in a Global Society

  • SYO 4250 Sociology of Education

  • SYO 4530 Poverty and Society

  • SYO 4536 Inequalities and Social Justice

  • SYO 4572 Hidden Structures of Social Life

  • SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (Gen Ed/Social Sciences)

  • SYG 2010 Social Problems

  • SYG 3011 Social Problems through Film

  • SYP 4650 Sport in Society

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Courses centered on Race and/or Anti-racism

  • WST 4930 Black Feminisms

Courses featuring themes of Race and/or Anti-racism

  • WST 3015 Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WST 4320 Politics of Women’s Health
  • WST 4930 Queer Feminist Science Studies
  • WST 4930 Sex Work & Trafficking
  • WST 4262 Literature by Women of Color in the Diaspora
  • WST 2250 Female Experience in America
  • WST 3015 Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WST 3370 Women and Social Action
  • WST 4106 Global and Transnational Feminism
  • WST 4110 Women and Social Justice
  • WST 4320 Politics and Issues in Women’s Health
  • WST 4336 Feminist Theories of Media & Popular Culture
  • WST 4561 Contemporary Feminist Theory
  • WST 4645 Queer Theory

Department of World Languages

Courses that cover Race and/or Anti-racism

  • SPW 4130 Early Latin America in Lit and Film
  • SPW 4131 Survey of Spanish American Lit II
  • SPW 3512 Religion in Hispanic Lit and Film
  • ITT3504 Italian Culture Through Film
  • ITT 4505 Italian Americans on Screen
  • ITT4531 Italian Food in Film
  • FRE 3500- French Civilization (St. Petersburg campus)
  • FRE 3502 - the Francophone World in global perspectives (St. Petersburg campus)
  • FRE 4930 The Holocaust Through a French Lens
  • FRE 4930 Classical Drama: Passion/Revenge