HIST 395: Topics in Digital History

HIST 395-002: Law and Order in America
(Spring 2018)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Robinson A111

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course is a thematic examination of the history of crime and its policing and prosecution in the United States from the 1860s to the present. It will consider crime as a feature of modern American life and as a window on the past by exploring changes over time in the criminal justice system, and in the incidence, definition, and policing of offenses such as murder, prostitution, rape, robbery, organized crime, and juvenile crime. We will also explore different historical approaches to the study of crime. The major assignment is a digital project using newspapers in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America collection to analyse crime in a particular time or place.

Topic Varies


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students to issues and methods in digital history through study of a particular topic May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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