History 399 (CRN 65540): This course is a chronological survey of crime and punishment in American history from the arrival of the colonists to the present day. Race, class, and gender will be major categories of consideration and analysis. Issues of violence, sexuality, social control, incarceration, and theories of criminality will also be important throughout the quarter. We will also examine and interpret representations of crime and criminals through popular culture and media images. Class will be primarily discussion rather than lecture.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-11:50 am