202 Racism in Science (3 units) Fall
Instructor(s): A. Medeiros Prerequisite(s): None
Restrictions: None Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Discussion, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Lecture, Student - Discussion, Student - Web-based course work
This introductory course provides the historical background of systemic racism in scientific research. It explores the relationship between notions of race and science and how scientific research has been informed by and perpetuates anti-Black racism. This course also examines the impact of bias and a lack of diversity in science and ways in which to address these deficiencies. Students will learn the principles of social justice-oriented scientific research and its potential.
210 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Academic Leadership (2 units) Winter
Instructor(s): D. Duncan Prerequisite(s): None
Restrictions: Instructor approval required. Activities: Direct - Seminar, Direct - Workshop, Direct - Independent Study, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Seminar
The DEI Academic Leadership course will offer training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and leadership to prepare graduate students to incorporate DEI values in scientific leadership roles. Through exposure to terminology, history, theories, self-reflection, and critical discussion, this course aims to develop and apply foundational principles to become a DEI leader in academic institutions and scientific enterprises. Students must submit an application prior to course enrollment.
213 Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) Catalytic Course (2 units) Fall
Instructor(s): G. Monsalve Prerequisite(s): None
Restrictions: Only graduate students who have been accepted into the MIND Program are allowed to register for this course. Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture
This MIND Catalytic Course teaches skills in career exploration and professional development, by providing students a conceptual framework and practical tools. The course is career-neutral; it is geared for students who are starting or still considering their career options. The course encourages students to explore and aggressively pursue their career(s) of choice, including those within and beyond academia.
214 Responsible Conduct of Research for Basic Scientists (1.5 units) Spring
Instructor(s): L. Silva Prerequisite(s): None.
Restrictions: None. Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Discussion, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Lecture, Student - Discussion
This course will cover topics related to the responsible conduct of research such as conflicts of interest, responsible authorship, policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects, handling misconduct, proper data management, research funding rules and procedures. Students will review and present case studies for class and online discussion, and submit written reports.
219 Special topics in racism and social justice in science (3 units) Spring
Instructor(s): Staff Prerequisite(s): GRAD 202
Restrictions: For Graduate Students in the listed programs. Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Independent Study, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture
Each course offering will focus on literature and scholarship at the intersection of race, racism, and social justice, with biomedical research and health. Students will be expected to evaluate assigned readings critically before class and to present and discuss themes in class. Students will also be expected to write and present an essay that includes critical analysis of topics covered.
286 GSICE Curricular Practicum (1 units) Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Instructor(s): G. Monsalve Prerequisite(s): GRAD 285
Restrictions: None. Activities: Independent Study
This course is offered to students who require course supervision for an experiential learning/internship opportunity.