GOVT 3192

GOVT 3192

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course offers students a chance to write and reflect intensively on their engagement inside Auburn, Cayuga, Elmira or Five Points Correctional Facilities. We will read essays by incarcerated writers and advocates for change to the criminal legal system, and fiction about prison experience. These readings will provoke our thinking about crime and punishment, confinement and "rehabilitation" and the project of higher education in correctional setting, and inspire our own writing about our motivations and discoveries as in-prison volunteers -- personal, social, educational, political, moral and spiritual.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Enrollment limited to: present and recent volunteers for the Cornell Prison Education Program. Students with experience as teaching assistants inside MacCormick Secure Facility or Finger Lakes Residential Center may also enroll.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3895

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18514GOVT 3192  SEM 101

  • Students must be current or recent volunteers for the Cornell Prison Education Program, for Art Beyond Cornell at MacCormick Secure Facility or Finger Lakes Residential Center, or for another prison education volunteer program.