American Nightmare: Police Killings and Incarceration in the United States


This course will examine the complex intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class to understand the phenomenon of police killings and high rates of incarceration in the United States. Students will read about incarceration as a normalizing technique by the state to discipline the population, and will reflect on multiple instances of police killings of People of Color on the streets of this country. The goal of this course is for students to have the opportunity to discuss these key societal issues through a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, history, economics, Black, Native American, and women, gender and sexuality studies. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)

Summer 2019


Base cost: $1608 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee: $
Materials fee may apply. See SPIRE for details
  • Start date: July 8, 2019
  • End date: August 16, 2019
  • Last day to add: July 12, 2019
  • Last day to drop: July 12, 2019
  • Last day to withdraw: July 31, 2019
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