This class will examine the ways in which the U.S. prison system challenges our moral imagination. What moral challenges are posed by mass incarceration? We will read texts that grapple with these issues, and look for creative ways to address and redress social harms. This course includes an experiential component in the form of regular visits to nearby prison facilities to discuss literary works with people who are incarcerated. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.)
4 credits
Upper Division
The Capacities | Understanding Diversity
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | Ethics and Justice