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Site Teaching Modules CRMJ/SOCA 365: Race, Crime and Law
Week 15: Relating Race, Crime, Law to Theory, Policy, Practice
You will be held accountable for purposes of grading for the readings and exercises listed here. There will be no "testing." That means that you will not have to live in anxious anticipation of what we will ask and how much you will have to know. Instead, we will provide weekly discussion questions, lectures, essays, and concepts we feel that you should know as a result of having taken this course. You will assure us of that learning and receive your grade for the questions and concepts about which you choose to write and talk with us. In addition, you will find detailed explanations and examples on our grading policies in the first week's reading.

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Week 15: Week of December 11, 2005

  • Lecture: in class

  • Concepts:
    • the Other
    • aesthetics of answerability
    • the taxonomy of learning
    • illocutionary discourse
    • mutuality
    • adversarialism
    • dominant discourse

  • Discussion Questions:

      Note: Incorporate the documentary, "---" into your discussion.

    1. What was the most interesting creative measure that you worked on this semester? Why.
    2. What is the most important thing you learned in this course? Why.
    3. What advice would you give to students new to this teaching/learning approach? Why.
    4. What ideas and suggestions do you have to improve on this teaching/learning approach? Why. (Constructive criticsm only).

  • Ideas and Suggestions for Creative Measures

    • Make a Globe (Origami Balloon). If you have already made a globe, then decorate an origami balloon with an issue discussed in class.
    • Make A Box a Week focusing on the week's topic or issues.

  • Recommended Readings:
    • Martha Minow. Between Vengeance and Forgiveness.
    • Bishop Desmond Tutu. No Future Without Forgiveness.
    • Paul Loeb. The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear.
    • Paulo Freire. Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
    • The Dalai Lama. The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality.
    • The Dalai Lama. Ethics for the New Millennium.
    • The Dalai Lama. An Open Heart.
    • The Dalai Lama. Live in a Better Way.

    • Alfie Kohn. No Contest. The Case Against Competition. Alfie Kohn's website
    • Jurgen Habermas. Between Facts and Norms.
    • Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Exclusion, Inclusion and American Law. Check out this link Martha Minow on the Dear Habermas site.

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