May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 101 - Removing the Barriers to Inclusivity in Physics and Astronomy


This course will examine the historical and current barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in physics and astronomy (that also apply to other STEM fields), and how to reduce barriers that exclude individuals from STEM based on intersecting domains of identity (race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, physical ability, etc.).  Scholarship from the physics and astronomy education research community will form the course’s foundation, with specific readings that focus on lack of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and the proven techniques that can mitigate these factors. Students will contribute their diverse experiences, interests, and personal knowledge of barriers to inclusion in STEM to examine diversity, equity, justice, and inclusivity, to analyze techniques that can mitigate inequities, and to implement evidence-based strategies.

Satisfies a major requirement in Educational Studies via CIS
Satisfies a minor requirement in Educational Studies
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement