AMST 3158 Race, Law and the State

3 hours; 3 credits

Analysis of the politics of race and the law?including the role of the law in slavery and Reconstruction, the post-Reconstruction development of the American penal system, the history of Native American conquest and land rights, immigration and the changing definitions of citizenship, the liberation struggles of the 1960s and the reaction of law enforcement, mass incarceration and post-9/11 racial politics. Focus on developing students' critical reading and analytical writing skills and on engaging with the issues of the day and their historical contexts in substantive, thorough form. Reading and writing-intensive course. This course is the same as POLS 3158.

Prerequisite: Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006 or 1007, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of program director.


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