Criminals are people who break the law -- In theory. How do people become criminals (with regard to biological, cultural, and economic influences)? What happens to them in the criminal justice system, and how does the system shape the definition of "criminal"? We will also discuss "criminals of conscience" from Thoreau and Gandhi to Edward Snowden. The course will emphasize reading but will also engage with other media, including films, podcasts, and visual art.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Campuses not allowed in section: CPS Online
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Katherine Gaudet
Additional Course Details:
As this course is offered in an accelerated 5-week format, students should be prepared to spend a large amount of time per week on reading and assignments. The course is asynchronous, with no meeting times; students will complete weekly modules and participate in discussions online. Please note that this summer online course does NOT fulfill a Writing Intensive requirement.