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2021-2022 Catalog

FAMS 140 Media and Mass Incarceration

In this course, held primarily inside Northampton County Jail in Easton, we will learn about the basics of mass incarceration in the United States and the ways in which media has contributed to, reified and changed the discourse around mass incarceration.  The course introduces students to basic, but critical concepts of the criminal justice system and similarly, basic concepts, and method central to film and media studies.  Through required weekly screenings, readings, writing, regular discussion and peer presentation, we will analyze the above to gain a better understanding of our community in the Lehigh Valley.  [H, V, GM1]