Asylums: Institutions of Social Control in American History

Fall 2022
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
8 Credits per quarter
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This program will study the histories of social institutions for controlling, sequestering, punishing, and assimilating people defined as social problems.  We’ll explore sociological, historical and economic perspectives on the emergence and transformation of mental institutions, prisons and jails, boarding schools and internment camps.

Students will earn 8 credits in the social sciences while developing skills in leading discussions, writing and preparing presentations on subjects of interest, and critical analysis of society and its treatment of social problems.

Registration

Fall 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Fr - Sr (8): 10251

Academic details

Credits
8
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Evening
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First Meeting

SEM 2 A2109 - Seminar
Location
Olympia