AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Winter 2023, Section 002 - Policing and Civil Rights
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

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.

Schedule

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
33476
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (REC)
 In Person
34804
Closed
0
 
1
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Judaic course
003 (LEC)
 In Person
35090
Open
4
 
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W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (LEC)
 In Person
36622
Closed
0
 
12
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Meets-with LING 192.001

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