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ETHS 157
Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System
Spring

With two million incarcerated, immense racial discrepancies, and one in three black young men on probation, parole, or in prison, the U.S. criminal justice system has become a site of contestation. This course will provide students with the tools and historical background they need to engage in meaningful and informed debates about race, gender, crime, and punishment. Themes for discussion include the war on drugs, juvenile justice, the "prison-industrial complex," and the death penalty.
Offered every other year beginning 2018-19.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Julia C. Oparah

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ETHS 166
Community engaged learning optional for 1.25 credit.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Human Institutions & Behavior, Multicultural Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Community Engagement, Critical Analysis, Race, Gender & Power

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Last Updated: 6/23/17