3 short videos with the professor
Download and print an accessible WORD version of the syllabus for PRLS 2505 Fall 2019
|Aug 26||Monday||Last day to file e-Permit request|
|Aug 27||Tuesday||Start of Fall Term - Classes begin|
|Aug 31 - Sept 1||Saturday-Sunday||No Classes Scheduled - Campus Open|
|Sept 1||Sunday||Official Summer 2019 Degree Conferral Date|
|Sept 2||Monday||College Closed|
|Sept 2||Monday||Last day to add course|
|Sept 2||Monday||Last day to drop for 75% tuition refund|
|Sept 5||Thursday||Classes follow Monday Schedule|
|Sept 5||Thursday||Last day to submit a Pass/Fail elective application online for Fall 2019|
|Sept 9||Monday||Last day to drop for 50% tuition refund|
|Sept 12||Thursday||Last day for students to submit requests for change, deletion of, or declaration of a major/minor/concentration to be effective for Fall 2019|
|Sept 15||Sunday||Last day for departments to approve requests for change, deletion of, or declaration of a major/minor/concentration to be effective for Fall 2019|
|Sept 15||Sunday||Last day to file for Fall 2019/December 31, 2019 graduation|
|Sept 16||Monday||Last day to drop for 25% tuition refund|
|Sept 16||Monday||All major/minor requests submitted for Fall 2019 must be updated in CUNYFirst by this date to be effective for Fall Census date|
|Sept 17||Tuesday||Verification of Enrollment rosters available to faculty|
|Sept 17||Tuesday||Grade of W is assigned to students who officially withdraw from a course|
|Sept 23||Monday||Verification of Enrollment Rosters Due from faculty|
|Sept 24||Tuesday||WN Grades assigned|
|Sept 26||Thursday||WA Grades Assigned - Immunization non-compliance|
|Sept 27||Friday||Deadline to Apply for Language and Comprehensive Exams|
|Sept 27||Friday||Deadline to Submit Thesis Title through Thesis Submission Online|
|Sept 30-Oct 1||Monday-Tuesday||No classes scheduled|
|Oct 8-9||Tuesday-Wednesday||No classes scheduled|
|Oct 14||Monday||College Closed|
|Oct 16||Wednesday||Classes follow Monday schedule|
|Nov 5||Tuesday||Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of W|
|Nov 6||Wednesday||Declaration of Major queue reopens; Majors/minors/concentrations declared starting this date will be effective for Spring 2020|
|Nov 11||Monday||Last day for Undergraduate students to complete and submit any incomplete work to resolve Spring 2019/Summer 2019 INC grades.|
|Nov 25||Monday||Last day for Faculty members to change INC grades (from Spring 2019 and Summer 2019) to letter grades for Undergraduate students resulting from submitted assignments completed by the November 11th deadline.|
|Nov 28-29||Thursday-Friday||College Closed|
|Nov 30||Saturday||No Classes Scheduled - Campus Open|
|Dec 1||Sunday||No Classes Scheduled - Campus Open|
|Dec 2||Monday||Last day for Graduate students to complete and submit any incomplete work to resolve Spring 2019/Summer 2019 INC grades.|
|Dec 4||Wednesday||Graduate Language Exams|
|Dec 6||Friday||Deadline to Upload Thesis through Thesis Submission Online|
|Dec 12||Thursday||Deadline to File for Maintenance of Matriculation|
|Dec 13||Friday||Reading Day/Final Examination|
|Dec 14-20||Sunday-Friday||Final Examinations|
|Dec 16||Monday||Last day for Faculty members to change INC grades (from Spring 2019 and Summer 2019) to letter grades for Graduate students resulting from submitted assignments completed by the December 2nd deadline.|
|Dec 20||Friday||End of Fall Term|
|Dec 20||Friday||Residency Deadline|
|Dec 24-25||Tuesday-Wednesday||College Closed|
|Dec 27||Friday||Final Grade Submission Deadline|
|Dec 31||Tuesday||Fall 2019 Degree Conferral Date|
Official Bulletin Description: LatinXs within the penal system; mass incarceration and reform; racial profiling; juvenile justice; drug criminalization; legal representation; immigration policy; human and civil rights struggles and organized movements; political activism and repression, including Puerto Rican nationalists; "gang" formation; globalization and labor formation after 1970's shift in global capital; school-to-prison pipeline; urban displacement. 3 hours; 3 credits.
This is an inter and trans-disciplinary course, which has two main objectives. The first is to serve as an introduction into the current realities and challenges of the LatinX community within the criminal justice complex in the United States. The course seeks to critically examine the misconceptions and realities of the LatinX community within the larger discussion of mass incarceration and prison reform in the United States. Close attention will also be paid to the use of criminalization as a form of social control and the proliferation of regulations, ordinances, and legislative acts that give legal form to such methods of discipline and punishment. The course will address dynamics and phenomena of racial profiling; juvenile justice; drug criminalization; and the intersection of immigration law with criminal law. In concluding, the course will shift to understanding and connecting the prison-industrial complex to what the future holds for marginalized communities within the current movement and crisis of global capital.
The course also seeks to improve your skills in critical reading, writing, and thinking. Paper assignments and essay exams will provide opportunities to develop your own interpretations systematically and polish your writing skills.
While there undoubtedly exists an infinite research agenda when it comes to the study mass incarceration and the ongoing challenges of the LatinX community within the criminal justice system of the United States, it is only possible [in 15 weeks] to cover a limited surface/amount of such complicated history and realities of these topics. However, I have provided a list of suggested/recommended readings for additional literature to be consulted.
|Final Research Paper Annotated Bibliography||10%|
|Final Research Paper||30%|
Attendance/Class Participation (20% of Final Grade)
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY!
Please come to class prepared to participate in informed discussion of assigned readings and to engage actively in the in-class activities designed to help you apply what we are learning to a research project of interest to you. You will also be assigned to an on-call group which will be responsible for re-calling and discussing a particular reading. The reading for which your group is responsible will be listed on the syllabus and the day that reading is covered will be posted on blackboard. On those days, please come prepared for me to “call on” you to discuss the reading.
This course is a 3-credit course, which means that in addition to the scheduled meeting times, students are expected to do at least 9 hours of course-related work outside of class each week during the semester. This includes time spent completing assigned readings and studying related tasks.
If at any time during the course, you feel overwhelmed or you feel like you do not understand what we are doing in class, please come and see me as soon as possible. If you are unhappy with your grades, I would be happy to talk with you about what you need to do to improve your grade. However, my office hours are not a time for you to try to negotiate grades that have already been assigned. This is unfair to other students. If an illness prevents you from attending class, I encourage you to obtain notes from another student in the class. I also encourage you to contact me as soon as you can to learn of any updates in the course.
You will have to choose 1 out of 3 essay questions for you to answer in essay format. [Your response is to be 3-4 pages double spaced.]
Both assignments due in hardcopy and on Blackboard via Turn It In.