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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENGL.Q 133 - Crime and Punishment in the USA

(PEQ English/Literature) This course focuses on short stories, novels, and films about crime, detection, and punishment, in order to address a crucial, enduring question: how should our society define and respond to crime and criminality? In addition to investigating the origins and development of detective fiction, we will read literature about and by the criminals of detective stories, to try to hear both sides of the complex story of crime in the U.S.A., to counterbalance the barrage of crime narratives told from the perspective of the police that dominate the airwaves and cinemas. This discussion of prison literature will complement an optional Service Learning project at Monroe Correctional Facility. Course Codes: BR.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BR. Term cycle: spring. Yearly cycle: variable offering.

Credits: 3

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