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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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)
Course Details

Summer 2022


Base Cost: $1,980 ($495/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: Jul 11, 2022
End date: Aug 19, 2022
Last day to add: Jul 15, 2022
Last day to drop: Jul 15, 2022
Last day to withdraw: Aug 03, 2022