AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Fall 2019, Section 009 - Israel and America
Instruction Mode: Section 009 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Where do policing and civil rights intersect in a society? Should we abolish or reform the police? How might we imagine the future of policing?
This course explores how citizens in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries relate to the modern nation-state through the institution of the police, using the different case studies of American and Israeli societies. Throughout the course students learn about theories of policing and civil rights; encounter artistic expressions from the incarcerated; study the effects of policing on human interaction and migration; and consider alternatives to traditional police institutions. Students engage with primary source materials including judicial rulings critiquing imprisonment, while also learning how to place their own FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests to metropolitan police departments.


AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
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002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
008 (LEC)
 In Person
F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM

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