AAST271 African Americans and the Politics of Incarceration (Same as CLJ 271 and SOC 271)

General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Individual and Society

-Recognize, describe, and explain social institutions, structures, and processes and the complexities of a global culture and diverse society.

-Explain the relationship between the individual and society as it influences (1) individuals' cognition, ethics, social interactions, communication practices and affect; and (2) the quality of life of the individual, the family, and the community.

-Examine how literature, history, ethical systems, scientific inquiry, or communicative practice shape our knowledge and perception of individuals and social structures.

Understanding U.S. Society

-Analyze aspects of U.S. society.

-Analyze the communicative, political, social, economic, or cultural systems in the U.S.

-Explore the diverse communities—racial, ethnic, class, gender, religious, and sexual—that define cultural and political life in the United States.

-Explore contemporary governmental policies.

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