HIST 369
The Carceral State Spring 2018
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 369 / AFR 361
This is not the current course catalog

Class Details

This seminar will examine the rise and character of the “carceral state,” a term scholars use to denote “the vast apparatus of punishment and control tat exists in the contemporary United States.” We will begin with systems of policing, processing, and punishment that came under criticism in the 1960s from civil rights advocates, simultaneous with the rise of “law and order” politics. The middle of the course will trace out how in the aftermath of civil rights reform, conservatives and liberals together paved the way for the expansion of punitive capacities at the local, state, and federal level. We will pay particular attention the uneven development of mass incarceration across states and localities, and the different patterns of racial disparity that this produced. Finally, we will look at the effects of the carceral state on American society and politics, and the movements to dismantle it.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 3967
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: coursework to be evaluated includes discussion and informal writing, two papers, and an oral presentation
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 369 Division II AFR 361 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

Class Grid

Course Catalog Archive Search

TERM/YEAR
TEACHING MODE
SUBJECT
DIVISION



DISTRIBUTION



ENROLLMENT LIMIT
COURSE TYPE
Start Time
End Time
Day(s)