Multicultural Studies 105


This is a hybrid course designed to explore different forms of categorical oppression in US society at a personal and institutional level. One aim of this course is to foster an understanding of the manifestations of these forms of oppression in an historic and contemporary context. Other objectives are to improve each student's cross-cultural awareness and knowledge, as well as critical thinking and social action skills. 


General Resources

Dr. J's 105 Video List

International Newspaper Clearinghouse:

Obama's 12/09 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Implicit Association Test   Harvard University

Americans Who Tell the Truth


Weekly Links

Week One

Banks article:  Teaching for Social Justice ... In a Global World

A Brief History of Multicultural Education

Critical Thinking


Week Two

Critical Thinking

Pizarro and the Inca

Soul Wounds: The Legacy of Native American Schools


Week Three

American Lynchings


Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings websites:


Week Four

Declaration of Sentiments: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Resources on female objectification and sexualization

SeeJane Website: Research on Girls in the Media

About Face: Advertisement & Objectification

The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female are not Enough

Empowering Girls in the Media: Resources


Week Five

Office of Budget Management Watch Charts

National Coalition For The Homeless

National Committee on Pay Equity: The Wage Gap

State of America's Children 2008

Race, Gender and Educational Gap


Week Six

US Foreign Military Interventions Through the Ages

Summary of Spanish American War: Library of Congress

Gay Lesbian Identity Development Model

Racial Identity Development Models

East Indian Women and Issues of Identity


Week Seven

Japanese Evacuation and Relocation to Camps

Cost of the War Tally


Week Eight

The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female are not Enough

Straight Allies of Gays, Lesbians and Transgendered Seattlites


Week Nine

Common Dreams: John Hopkins study and more on Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

Civilian Casualties: Measuring Civilian Casualties in Iraq

Iraq Civilian Casualties: Photos

Iraq Civilian Casualties: MTV Report

Iraq Civilian Casualties:  More Photos

Reading from: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Heterosexism PowerPoint


Week Ten

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed

Theater of the Oppressed: Interview with Augusto Boal

Theater of the Oppressed: History of Augusto Boal on Democracy Now

Thom Hartmann: When Democracy Failed


Related Links:

Annotated bibliography of Nazi Policies and Practices

Nazi Persecution of the Mentally and Physically Disabled

Multiple Oppression

Tom Paine: More Blood Less Oil

Howard Zinn's Views on the Iraq War