HIST 497 (M2) - Explorations in Historical Perspectives

Expl/Crime, Law and Justice

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: History
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56563
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: "Crime, Law and Justice in American History"
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 400, HIST 497H, HIST 497W
Only listed campus in section: Manchester
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Sonic Woytonik

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 10:01am - 11:30am ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

This class charts major developments in American law and the criminal justice system from 1800 to present. Each week we will focus on a case study that illuminates the most pressing issues in law and crime for a particular era. Over the course of the semester, we will probe how ideas about criminology, psychology and forensic science developed, the ways the role of prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges have changed, and the ways crime is defined and understood by the public. We will also pay attention to why crime has been so fascinating to generations of Americans, and how crime and the criminal justice system is portrayed in journalism, fiction, film, and popular culture.