AFR 210
Culture and Incarceration Fall 2011
Division II
Cross-listed AMST 210 / WGSS 210 / PSCI 210 / AFR 210 / INTR 210
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This seminar examines incarceration, immigration detention centers, and the death penalty from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students will study and examine interdisciplinary texts as well primary sources (legislature and criminal codes and writings by the incarcerated). The emphasis will be on the study of social attitudes concerning ethnic groups, gender/sexuality and class as they pertain to a “penal culture” in the United States.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance and active participation (10%); collective/group presentations (30%); four 5-page double spaced e-papers (60%)
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: juniors and seniors, or sophomores with permission of instructor
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 210 Division II WGSS 210 Division II PSCI 210 Division II AFR 210 Division II INTR 210 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
LGST Interdepartmental Electives

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