SOC 391 - Sociology in Practice
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
CBL, Experiential
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

A criminal conviction can have lasting effects on a person’s life, limiting one’s ability to hold a job, maintain stable housing, retain custody of his or her children, or even remain in this country. This experiential course combines law, social justice, and community engagement to examine these “collateral consequences” of a criminal case. Specific units will focus on collateral consequences in the areas of immigration, employment, housing, familial relationships, voting rights, and public benefits. Two additional units will emphasize the effects of the criminal justice system on juvenile populations and those with mental health or addiction concerns.

In addition to academic study and lecture, in-class guest presentations will provide students the opportunity to interact with practitioners across fields working on these issues, as well as individuals personally affected by them. Students will also observe courtroom proceedings in order to further bring course topics to life.

Counts for the LJSC Subplan and Minor

Course Requirements:

Students will demonstrate their learning through a mid-term exam, two response papers, and participation in lecture. There are no discussion sections for this course. All readings are posted on Canvas.

SOC 391 - Sociology in Practice
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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