American Nightmare: Police Killings and Incarceration in the United States

This course will examine the complex intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class to understand the phenomenon of police killings and high rates of incarceration in the United States. Students will read about incarceration as a normalizing technique by the state to discipline the population, and will reflect on multiple instances of police killings of People of Color on the streets of this country. The goal of this course is for students to have the opportunity to discuss these key societal issues through a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, history, economics, Black, Native American, and women, gender and sexuality studies. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
0
Number: 
STPEC 190X
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
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