RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Section: 007 Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course: Mass Incarceration and Conscientization
Term: WN 2019
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
CBL
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
50.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This interdisciplinary course is being offered through the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program®, a national educational program that brings together incarcerated (“inside”) students and university (“outside”) students for dialogic, bi-directional learning opportunities. Inside-Out praxis stems from the belief that our society is strengthened when higher education/learning opportunities are widely accessible and when students are able to encounter one another, as equals, across profound social barriers.

In this Inside-Out course, students will explore the explicit and implicit functions of mass incarceration in the United States from varied theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Through weekly, discussion-based class sessions, we will contemplate the motives and catalysts driving the expansion of the incarcerated population from under 300,000 in the early 1970s to over 2 million today. Simultaneously, we will both study and practice a model of dialogic, liberatory education, as we consider the potentials of critical pedagogy as resistance. NOTE: This class is open to students of all academic levels (first years through graduate students), by instructor permission only.

RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31605
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
23109
Open
12
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28316
Open
3
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
24023
Open
4
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
28932
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
P
29146
Open
3
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 10:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
29294
Open
2
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Note:
NOTE: This class runs from 4pm-10pm on Tuesdays and is held inside a prison (4-6:00pm and 8:30-10pm are travel, via carpool, to and from the prison; class runs from 6-8:30pm). We will be reading the following texts: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Becoming Ms. Burton by Susan Burton Chokehold by Paul Butler We will be reading all of Becoming Ms. Burton, and excerpts from the other two. You are welcome to purchase these books from any seller. All other readings will be provided electronically.
ISBN: 9781595581037
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Author: Alexander, Michelle., Publisher: New Press 2012
Required
ISBN: 1620974835
Chokehold : policing Black men, Author: Butler, Paul, 1961-
Required
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