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HIST 30146 - Race, Crime, Punishment

Course Credit: 1
RACE, CRIME, & PUNISHMENT IN THE US, 1860 TO THE PRESENT A reading-intensive seminar, focusing on a particular historical problem or field. Normally, this course is only open to Juniors and Seniors. Primarily for juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: one course in History or permission of instructor. This course examines African Americans’ encounters with and social justice struggles against the criminal justice system from the Reconstruction era to the present. From the black codes in the post-emancipation era to the prison-industrial complex in the present, the black body has been marked as a badge of inferiority and criminality in US society and culture. Students will delve into new scholarship on crime, the convict-lease system, and mass incarceration studies, as well as write short essays on the scholarship and draft their own research papers as a final project. Prerequisite(s): 1 course in History or permission of instructor. This course is normally only open to Juniors and Seniors. [C, HSS]