Gateway Seminar: History of Imprisonment


Course centers the United States within a broader geographic examination of the history of prisons. Looks at how states have used penal spaces as tools of punishment; considers consequences of the shifting terrain of people positioned outside of "normalized" society and what it means to be criminally "othered." Interrogates consequences of the ideological shift of the penitentiary from a reformative endeavor to one of punishment and explores ramifications of the changed moral imperative of the penitentiary on the racial composition of penal spaces. Instructor: Staff
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ