Course Offerings

P&P offers Gateway, Foundations and Electives courses from a wide array of offerings across the disciplines at Middlebury.

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Students may request that the Academic Director count a course that does not appear on this list. Courses taken to satisfy a major or minor may also count among the classes contributing to the Academic Cluster. Of the courses you choose to complete the Cluster program, classes should represent at least three distinct academic disciplines (e.g., history, sociology, philosophy).

Note: This list is subject to change.  Not all courses will be available every year or to every student; some courses may be restricted to majors and/or have prerequisites. If you have questions regarding a particular course, please contact the instructor or sponsoring department.  Some courses not included below (e.g., Winter Term courses) may count toward the P&P elective; please see the Academic Director for permission to substitute. You can explore Privilege & Poverty electives from previous semesters here.

The following courses are being offered during the 2019-2020 academic year:

Fall 2019:

Gateway Course

SOCI 0240 Inequality and the American Dream

Foundations Courses

EDST 0115 Education in the USA
ENVS 0215 Contested Grounds: U.S. Cultures and Environments
GEOG 0208 Land and Livelihoods – From Local to Global
GEOG 0216 Rural Geography
INTD 0257 Global Health
INTD 0380 Hunger/Food/Sovereignty
LNGT 0102 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
PHIL 0156 Contemporary Moral Issues
SOCI 0215 Sociology of Education

Elective Courses

AMST 0234 American Consumer Culture
CHNS 0425 Contemporary Social Issues in China: Advanced Readings (in Chinese)
ECON 0401 Poverty, Inequality and Distributive Justice
ECON 0453 Historical Development of the World Economy
EDST 0215 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
ENVS 0208 Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene
FMMC 0333 Filmmaking For Change
GSFS 0200 Feminist Foundations
GSFS 0209 Gender Health Environment
HIST 0326 History of US Radicalism
INTD 0235 Social Entrepreneurship and Global Health
PSCI 0202 African Politics
PSCI 0221 Contemporary Chinese Politics
PSCI 0335 Latin American Revolutions
RELI 0271 Death in Latin America
SOCI 0274 Global Migration
SOCI 0288 Deviance and Social Control
SPAN 0314 Student Activism in Latin America
WRPR 0205 Race, Rhetoric, and Protest

Spring 2020:

Gateway Course
INTD 0198 Privilege and Poverty: The Ethics of Economic Inequality

Foundations Course
INTD 0281 Food, Power, & Justice

Elective Courses
AMST 0313 Vermont Incarcerated: A Digital History
ECON 0401 Poverty, Inequality and Distributive Justice
ECON 0405 Economics of Discrimination
ECON 0420 Globalization and US Inequality
EDST 0115 Education in the USA
ENAM 0462 Literature of Displacement: Forced Migration, Diaspora, Exile
FOOD 0281 Food, Power & Justice
GEOG 0212 Urban Geography
GEOG 0225 Environmental Change in Latin America
HARC 0371 AS/Habitat: Plan and Design
INTD 0257 Global Health
PSCI 0233 Globalization: Change and Continuity
SOCI 0201 Sociology of Labor
SOCI 0351 Education and Social Policy
SOCI 0356 The Continuing Significance of Race in the United States
SOCI 0478 Sociology of Punishment
WRPR 0210 Social Class and the Environment

The Capstone course is not running in the Spring semester.

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