Fall 2019

Justice

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-135

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Kristin Bumiller (Section 01)

Description

This course will explore the meaning of justice and its realization in everyday life. We will consider individuals’ perceptions of justice and the significance of the concept in the relationship between citizens and government. We will examine how social movements attempt to seek justice and how this quest for justice defines their strategies and goals. And finally we consider how efforts to seek justice are realized, delayed, or blocked in institutional settings, such as in workplace organizations, prisons, state bureaucracies, and the courts. This course will be conducted inside a correctional facility and enroll an equal number of Amherst students and residents of the facility. Permission to enroll will be granted on the basis of a questionnaire and interview with the instructor. Preference will be given to political science majors. If space is available, first-year students will be admitted during the add/drop period.

Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 Amherst students. Fall semester. Professor Bumiller.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to political science majors.

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Writing, Community Based Learning

Offerings

2019-20: Offered in Fall 2019
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018