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From Octavia Butler to N.K Jemisin, Black Feminist and Queer Theories in Science

Resistance in Black Popular Culture

Black Panthers, Brown Berets: Radical Social Movements of the Late-20th Century

Dixieland? - Literature and Culture of the American South

Food, Identity, and Place: You Are What You Eat and Where You Eat It

Leadership, Law and Social Movements

More Than A Game: Leadership and Social Change in Sports

Race, Gender & Horror: Reading Psychoanalysis in American Film & Fiction

Reimagining Leadership: Art and Social Change

Anthropology of Religion

Forensic Anthropology: Who is Jane/John Doe?

Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Global Health: Inequality, Culture, and Human Well-being Around the World

Language, Oppression, and Empowerment

Leadership and the Politics of Food

On Illness and Health: An Approach through Anthropology

Reimagining Leadership: Art and Activism

Why do we want to help? Motivations, History, and Critiques of Humanitarianism

Writing from the Heart: Empathy and Ethnographic Writing Seminar

A Molecular Toolbox for Research & Medicine

Anatomy, Behavior, and Evolution: Fishy Solutions to Life Underwater

Ancient DNA: Uncovering the Secrets of Our Species

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Resistance

At the Scene: Crime Solving in the 21st Century

Athlete 101: The Simplified Science of Training

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health

Breakthroughs: An Exploration of Laboratory Organisms in Biomedical Research

Cancer Biology: An Evolving Puzzle

Cancer Biology: Discovering Molecular Mechanisms & Novel Therapeutic Strategies

Characterizing C. elegans Using Reverse Genetics

Deciphering the Human Genome

Disease in America: Investigation and Response to Outbreaks

Experimental Pathology: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Human Disease

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

Frontiers of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Genetics Beyond Mendel

Healthcare Communication: Empathy, Social Media, False Data

Healthcare in America

Human Behavior and Addiction

Identification and Study of Wild-Caught Nematodes

Infectious and Epidemic Disease

Innovation Inspired by Nature: A Biomimicry Challenge

Introduction to Genetics and Epigenetics: We are not just our DNA!

Introduction to Medicine: Do You Want to Be a Doctor?

Laboratory Medicine: Using Model Organisms in Biomedical Research

Laboratory Research in Biomedicine

Leadership and Global Health

Moral Medicine: Questions in Bioethics at the Cutting Edge

Not So Basic: Exploring The pHun World of Acids and Bases

Research Techniques in Molecular Biology

Scholar-Athlete: Sport Physiology

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

The Great Diseases: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemics

The Scientific Exploration of Exercise Training

Toxicology & Environmental Health

Understanding Evolution: Theory, Evidence, Implications & Controversy

Animal Minds: Comparative Neuroanatomy and Animal Behavior

Biomarkers: How can we democratize health?

Blood and Brains: Comparative Physiology of the Neurovasculature

Brain Basics: From Biology to Behavior

Coding to Read and Control the Brain

Free Will and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Decision-Making

How Our Experiences Shape Our Brains: An Experimental Approach

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Neuroscience in Health and Disease

Psychoactive Drugs: Brain, Body, and Society

Psychology Across Species: Animal Cognition and Behavior

Psychopathology: Investigating the Biology and Psychology of Mental Illness

Unlocking Tactical Performance to Optimize Human Physicality

Acid/Base Chemistry: From Food to Everyday Phenomena

Biochemistry, The Magic that Keeps Us Alive

Factory to Faucet: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: From DNA to Enzymes

Nanotechnology: Mystery Science or Small Materials Doing Big Things?

Organic and Biochemistry: Key Pathways to Success for the Pre-Med Student

Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Greek Mythology


Playing with Death: Games in the Ancient World

Rome, Italy - Making of an Eternal City

The American Presidents and the Western Tradition

Artificial Intelligence: A Computational Account of Intelligence

Cybersecurity Ethics

Data Science and Machine Learning

Ethical Questions of the Information Age

Introduction to Computational Mathematics and Big Data Visualization

Introduction to Cryptography

Introduction to Machine Learning and AI with Python

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R

Introduction to Systems Thinking and Game Design

The Art of Science Communication

An Introduction to Game Theory

Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction

Brown University-Hult Business BootCamp


Econometrics: Statistical Tools to Understand Economic Data

Economics for Beginners: Principles and Applications

How a Nation's Economy Works: An Introduction to Macroeconomics

I Heart Startups: An Entrepreneurship Incubator

Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Introduction to Econometrics

Introduction to Microeconomics

Leadership in Changing Business: Social Entrepreneurship

Making Informed Financial Decisions in Today's World Economy

Principles of Economics

Technology and Its Effect on Business and World Economies

Egyptology 101

The Quest for Immortality in the Ancient World

Alternative Energy Engineering: An Introduction

Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices

Engineering Biomedical Systems

Engineering Design Studio: Learning by Making in the Brown Design Workshop

Engineering with Arduino: Learning Electronics and Programming

Fluid Mechanics Through Hovercraft Physics

Flying Robots: How to Build and Program Small UAVs

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Introduction to Numerical Methods and Computational Science and Engineering

Learning Matlab by Simulation of a 4-Rover Game

Materials Engineering: A Revolution in the Making

Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs

Renewable Energy Engineering: Wind and Solar Power

Solar Energy & Engineering

Space Tourism: The Science and Engineering Behind the Trend

"All of them Witches!": Race, Gender, and Witchcraft in Popular Culture

20th Century Literary Movements and Theories

Apocalypse Now

Beyond the Book: Text, Image, and Experiments in the In-between

Comedy and Cruelty

Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction

Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry

Experimental Writing

How Poetry Matters: Reading Experimental Poetry in the Pandemic Era

Innovative Writing Across Media: An Introduction to the College Workshop

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Introduction to Fiction Writing

Language and Social Justice

Law and Literature

Law and Literature

Literature, Culture, and American Identities

Love Stories

Medical Diagnostics: Observation, Interpretation, the Art of Being a Better MD

Monstrosities: The Meaning of Monsters in the Modern World

Multimedia Storytelling

OTP [One True Pairing]: The Courtship Plot from Jane Austen to Jane the Virgin

Putting Your Ideas Into Words

Read, Think, Write - Approaching the College Essay

Reading, Writing, Traveling: An Exploration in Creative Nonfiction

Suspicious Minds: American Literature and the Paranoid Imagination

Web-Based Language Art

Writing Flash Fiction

Writing for College Admissions

Writing for College and Beyond

Writing Seminar I: Presenting Yourself in Words

Writing Seminar II: Writing About Media

Writing Seminar III: Composing the Academic Essay

Writing Speculative Fiction

Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island

Build A Better Mousetrap: Solving Environmental Conundrums

Climate Change & Health: Infections and Inequalities

Conservation of Endangered Species

Marine Ecology: Studying and Safeguarding Our Most Vulnerable Ecosystems

Marine Ecosystems in the Balance: Protecting a Changing Estuary

Nature as Our Teacher: Learning Skills to Shape Change

People and their Environment

Research Methods in Marine Science

You Can’t Spell “Earth” Without “Art”: Art & Environmental Leadership

Immersive Italian

Intermediate to Advanced Spanish

Kafka and the Philosophers

Screening Social Justice in the Spanish-Speaking World

Dynamic Earth

Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Solar System and Beyond

"In the Good Old Days" - The Idea of Nostalgia

A People's History of War in America

Popular Politics in the Middle East and North Africa

Power and the Production of History

Segovia, Spain - Spanish Life and Culture

Setting Sail: Early American History from the Water

U.S. Politics, Public Policy and Social Justice

Warfare in the Ancient World

World War II: A Global History from Below

Ancient Art in the Flesh: Discovering Ancient Art at the RISD Museum

Art, Fashion, and Gender in the Modern Age

Trends in Modern Art

Financial Mathematics: Applications in Investment Analysis

Introduction to Applied Geometry

Linear Algebra

Logic & Paradox

Mathematical Modeling of Finance: An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis

Number Theory: An Introduction to Higher Mathematics

Real-world Networks: using Math to understand Complex Systems

Set Theory: The Dazzling Foundation of Abstract Mathematics

Statistics in the Real World

The Frontier of Knowledge: An Intro to Mathematical Research and Discovery

Around the World in 10 Days: Exploring Tourism

Celluloid Deaths: Cinema, Pleasure, and Death

Documentary Production and Practice

From Mayberry to Netflix: Topics in Television Studies, Race, Gender, and Class

Introduction to Film Analysis

Post-Cinema? New Media and the Digital Turn

Sound and Story: Introduction to Podcasting and Audio Journalism

The *@#%* Media: Enough Disinformation!

The People vs. The Media: Race and Gender in Representations of Crime

Hands-On Medicine: A Week in the Life of a Medical Student

Medicine in Action: A View into the Life of a Medical Student

"Who Run the World? Girls": Women's Music for Social Change

Electronic Music Production: From Idea to Practice

Arguing About Arguing and Thinking About Thinking

Contemporary Moral Issues

Equity and Justice: The Meaning of Equality in a Time of Systemic Oppression

Implicit Bias - What is it and Who is to Blame?

Introduction to Philosophy

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Current Issues in Feminist Philosophy

Science, Perception, and Reality

An Introduction to Quantum Computing

Basic Physics (A)

Basic Physics (B)

Evolution and Exploration of our Solar System

From Newton to Nanotechnology: History and Applications of Physics

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Introductory Astronomy: Exploring the Cosmos

May The Force Be With You: Physics for the Ages

Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Reality

Smartphone & Computational Physics

What Does It Take to Discover a Particle?

"This Is What Democracy Looks Like!"

Animals Among Us: Humans, Nonhumans, and Politics

Debating Democracy: Threats and Prospects

Ethics and International Affairs

Great Trials That Changed History: A Judge's Perspective

Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think

Introduction to Women’s Studies

Law, Ethics, and Democracy

Making Sense of the World: Analyzing the Key Players in the International System

Political Theory Through Science Fiction: Utopias, Dystopias and Allegories

Posting Power - Digital Media and the Transformation of Politics

Race, Justice, and American Democracy

The American Presidency

The International Human Rights of Political and Environmental Migrations

The Political Economy of Cities: American and Comparative Perspectives

The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The United States Supreme Court: The 2021-22 Term in Review

Transforming Conflict

U.S. Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future

Abnormal Adolescent Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Application of Management Principles & Behavior for Leadership in Organization

Becoming You: Human Development Across the Lifespan

Children's Thinking

Conducting Research at the Forefront of Science: Cannabis Use in the U.S.

Critical Thinking About Human Behavior

Culture and Psychology

Current Controversies in Mood Disorders

Deja-Vu and Tricks of the Mind

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies

Genetics, Epigenetics and Human Behavior

Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Media and Mental Health

Personality Disorders: Research and Treatments

Psychology and Culture

Psychology and Health: Emotions, Behaviors, and Disease

Psychology of Resilience

Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Psychology of Willpower and Motivation

Social Psychology: How Attitudes and Relationships Shape Human Behavior

Statistical Methods

Stranger than Fiction: Debunking Popular Myths in Psychology

The Mind, Brain, and Behavior

The Psychology of Denial, Skepticism, and Conspiracy

Why do people use drugs? Contemporary Theories of Health Behaviors and Addiction

From Idea to Publication: Building Your Own Research Project

Racism and Health: From a Physiological to Societal Perspective

The End of the World

Living now amid the Covid-19 pandemic, thoughts of whether humanity can defeat the virus and, if so, what will become of the world post-pandemic greatly trouble the mind. While our anxieties at present are very real and valid, concern over humanity’s end and the end of the world is not new. The theme of the apocalypse features prominently in some of the most lucrative Hollywood movies that dramatize global catastrophes—extreme global warming, astrological forces, pandemics—that threaten humanity’s end. That concern over the world ending is at the forefront of the present-day human mind is indicated by the sheer popularity and success of these films. Such anxieties have also been revealed by recent crazed responses over the uncertainty of what would happen after Dec 21, 2012, the last day of the Mayan calendar, and when the clock struck midnight to usher in the year 2000 (Y2K). However, this kind of apocalyptic thinking is not born out of modernity. It originated over 2,000 years ago in the religions of Judaism and Christianity and has shaped human thinking and catalyzed human action ever since. What can we learn from the history of the apocalyptic mindset, and how might it better help us understand ourselves and the world we live in today? How has belief in the apocalypse shaped human behavior for better or worse? If this topic and these questions are of interest, then this is the course for you.

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Child Development in Historical, Societal and Cultural Context

Environmental Sociology for A Rapidly Warming World

Finance for the Poor: Microcredit, Poverty, and Development

Gender, Race and Class in Medical Research and Practice

Globalization and Development: The Case of China

Informed Leadership: Science, Technology and Society

Leadership and Intercultural Communication

Leadership and Social Change

Leadership for Educational Equity

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Impact of Natural and Human-made Disasters

The Climate Crisis and Society

The F-Word: Examining the Science, Culture, and Politics of Fatness

The Sociology of Health Inequalities

Women and Leadership


Culture War Bootcamp: Curation, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Effective Communication: Presenting to the Public

Persuasive Communication

Persuasive Communication and Public Speaking

Playwriting I

Presenting to the Public

Something to Offer and Something to Learn: Becoming a Better Communicator

Writing for Performance/Designing Creative Inquiry

Drawing Intensive

Female Forces: Hidden Histories of Art + Design

Foundation Painting

Photography Foundation

Queer Strategies of Resistance: Fools, Tricksters, Shapeshifters

Sculpture Foundation

Studio Foundation