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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2018 will run from December 26, 2017 to January 20, 2018, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2018. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Courses

GOVT 3141 Prisons

Course description

The United States stands alone among Western, industrialized countries with its persistent, high rates of incarceration, long sentences, and continued use of the death penalty. This “American exceptionalism” – the turn to mass incarceration – has been fostered by the use of sharply-delineated categories that define vast numbers of people as outlaws and others as law-abiding. These categories that are based on ideas of personal responsibility and assumptions about race are modified somewhat by a liberal commitment to human rights. Our purpose in this course is to understand how such ideas have taken root and to locate the consequences of these ideas for policy and practice.

This course is frequently offered in the Summer Session.

Classes

GOVT 3141 001-LEC Online course

Number:1026
Class dates:December 26, 2016-January 21, 2017
Days/times:online course
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Katzenstein, M. (mfk2)
Max. enroll:20
To enroll:See the Enrollment and registration for more information about enrolling in Winter Session classes.
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.

Note: If you are not currently a matriculated Cornell University student, and you reside outside New York State, your eligibility to enroll in online courses may be restricted by certain states' distance-education regulations. For a list of those states in which we are permitted to enroll students, as well as related regulations, see our State Authorization page.

Related:Cross-listed with AMST 3141 001-LEC

Tuition and fees

See the Tuition and fees page for more information.

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