Past Courses

See a list of courses related to the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life that have been offered over the years.

Read details of courses offered in spring 2012.

Read details of courses offered in spring 2011.

Fall 2012 Courses


EL 94a  – Immigrant Support Services Practicum (ISSP)
Instructor: Marci McPhee, Peer Assistants: Sarit Friedman '13, Ilana Rosenbaum '15
Time: Wednesdays, 1:00 pM - 1:50 PM

This is a 2-credit course taken in conjunction with a base course, Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 1a). This supplemental practicum is designed to provide students with hands-on experience with community work and applying some of the frameworks and analysis methods they are learning about in ANTH 1a. The practicum is also intended to provide students with an opportunity to realize a social justice aim by collaborating with an organization that is addressing needs of immigrants, and other social justice/social policy issues of interest to the student.

Former ISSP student Caroline Duchin '13 and Waltham Family School mother

Former ISSP student Caroline Duchin '13 and Waltham Family School mother

Students spend 3 hours a week in the community working with an organization that supports immigrants in some way, and 1 hour a week in class reflecting upon the experience and integrating it with the learning in the base course.

Read the syllabus for this course.

PAX 89a – Internship in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies
Instructor: Mitra K. Shavarini
Time: Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:50 PM

This course is the third part of the 2012 Sorensen Fellowship, and only open to students having comparable summer experiences. The themes of defining community, understanding "the other," and the nature of social change inform the course. Students will be informed greatly by these themes as they reflect, discuss, and write about their experiences during the summer of 2012. This class is an opportunity for students to together discuss and design the best way to bring the richness of their fellowship experience back to the Brandeis community. Usually offered every semester.

Prerequisite: Students must complete an eight- to ten-week full-time internship during the summer before the semester in which the student plans to enroll in this course.

Before registering for this class students should read the Internship Guidelines.

Read the syllabus for this course.