GRAD 219: Research on Racism in Science Mini-Courses

We're excited to announce a new series of mini-courses for UCSF PhD students offered by the Graduate Division Dean’s Office.

About the Courses

Open to first year students, these mini-courses build on the lessons of GRAD 202: Racism in Science by providing opportunities for reading and discussion around a more specific topic. 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.

Spring 2021 Mini-Courses

These mini-courses will be taught by UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellows (Social and Population Sciences PhD students). As part of the UC Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Doctoral Diversity Initiative, this competitive fellowship is designed to facilitate the academic career development of students who show potential to become excellent faculty or researchers in institutions of higher education, as well as to foster multi-faceted diversity in graduate education at the University of California.

For Spring 2021, all mini-courses will be offered online. Instructions for Zoom meetings will be sent by the course instructor.