Summer Session 2021

Course description

The United States stands alone among Western, industrialized countries with its persistent, high rates of incarceration, long sentences, and continued use of the death penalty. This “American exceptionalism” – the turn to mass incarceration – has been fostered by the use of sharply-delineated categories that define vast numbers of people as outlaws and others as law-abiding. These categories that are based on ideas of personal responsibility and assumptions about race are modified somewhat by a liberal commitment to human rights. Our purpose in this course is to understand how such ideas have taken root and to locate the consequences of these ideas for policy and practice.

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Previously offered classes

Winter 2021: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 3141 001-LEC
Number:1100
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 4-23, 2021
Due date:Saturday January 23, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Saleh, M. (mcs378)
Max. enroll:25
Related:Cross-listed with AMST 3141 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.

Summer 2021: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 3141 001-LEC
Number:1095
Session:Summer 3-week 1
Class dates:June 1-17, 2021
Due date:Thursday June 17, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Saleh, M. (mcs378)
Max. enroll:15
Related:Cross-listed with AMST 3141 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.