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GLBL 296 A - Global St Foundation Seminar - Mass Incarceration

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examination of current controversies and larger ethical issues in today's global society. Topics could include: immigration, global environmental debates, and population issues. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 3 hours if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

This course will explore the recent history and experience of mass incarceration, focusing on how this phenomenon began in the US but has become a global trend. Taught by an instructor who spent six years in US prisons, the course will combine academic materials with presentations and visits by other formerly incarcerated people to give students a rounded view of what incarceration means, how it feels and how people can contest the hegemony of the prison and related institutionalized punishment. This course will be offered online via Compass.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 1

Term(s): Spring


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