Dates/Times: June 8 - June 12, 2020
Synchronous sessions are on 6/8, 6/10, and 6/12 from 1:00-2:15 pm
This course examines the involvement of higher education institutions in providing educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals. Students will gain insight into the prison complex by exploring pertinent issues related to mass incarceration, to inequities within the American judicial system, and to the role that higher education can play in responding to such trends. Students will achieve a better understanding of both the history and current status of prison education policies at both the federal and state levels. The focus of the course is threefold: a.) provide an overview of federal and state policies related to higher education in prison, situating these policies within broader empirical scholarship on mass incarceration in the United States; b.) explore moral and ethical implications related to prison education; and c.) consider the challenges, barriers, and opportunities within the implementation and administration of higher education programs for incarcerated students.
Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation
Payment is due by credit card at registration.
Refunds will be granted only up to the first day of class/program.
Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this course. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.