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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog
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HIS 307 - American Crime: Criminalization and Punishment in the 20th Century

Credit Hour(s): 3
Representations of drugs, gangs, and violence are common place in our popular culture, from TV shows to the nightly news. But, what does exploring policing, law and order, and acts of crime in a historical context look like? This course examines this question and investigates the legal and cultural components to American crime over the course of the twentieth century. Topics include lynching, sexual deviancy, immigration, the War on Drugs, and the Prison Industrial Complex. 3 Credit(s).

This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of “C” or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 102  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Course Session Cycle: FA


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