California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan - Transcend Art and Peace
Created: July 27, 2003
Latest Update: November 27, 2014
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 14: Week of November 30, 2014
To stay on track, your final visual project is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, December 3rd.
You are falling behind if you have not resolved your "NG" (no grade) because you are missing discussion questions/sets.
Topic: Race, Crime, Law in "Theory, Policy, Practice"
- December 3rd, at the beginning of class - Final Visual Project due
- December 8th - The last day of class
- Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic. The Derrick Bell Reader. entire book.
- Samuel Walker and others. The Color of Justice. -- entire book.
- Documentary: "-----" (to be shown in class)
- Gordon Fellman. Rambo and the Dalai Lama. -- entire book.
Lecture related links:
- "theory, policy, practice"
- "Who's Habermas? Why Habermas?"
- W.I. Thomas "Definition of the Situation
- Those Infamous Grades and Letters of Recommendation
Concepts to be covered:
- theory, policy, practice
- illocutionary discourse
- aesthetics of answerability
- the Other
- critical race theory
- adversarialism v. mutuality
Note: In order to answer these discussion questions, you will need to do this week's readings. Due: Monday, December 8th.
- Other than your own visual project, which one was the most creative? most informative? Why.
- Overall, what is the most important thing that you learned in this course? Why.
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of this teaching/learning model? What ideas and suggestions do you have to improve this course? (Constructive criticism only) Why.
Self-Assessment Questions for Final Visual Project: (due Wednesday, December 3rd) .
- Division of Labor-- If working in a group - a) List the names of the individuals in your group. Since midterm, what have you accomplished (e.g., visual project itself, giveaway item)? b) explain the division of labor and your individual contribution to this visual project.
- Connect Visual Project to Course Materials -- Since midterm, explain in depth, how your visual project relates to the course (e.g., the readings, the documentaries, class discussions, major concepts, theories). Discuss how your visual project relates to "theory, policy, practice".
- Self-Assessment -- Since midterm, what have you learned? Apply the 6Cs to your visual project, with special attention on competence and creativity. What is your final visual project self-assessment (provide a letter grade) ___ ? Explain why this particular grade.
Suggestions for Visual Projects:
Note: Start thinking about ideas for your visual projects. Must relate to "race, crime, law." Must be approved before starting your visual project. Cannot be something that you are doing or have done for another course. Research cannot be 100% online (i.e., google, askjeeves). Must conduct library research using scholarly works, (not the popular press -- Time Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated). You are expected to turn in a bibliography with each visual project. No term papers! Allow time to dialogue and present your visual project progress. Email me your ideas ASAP.
Course Syllabus for CRMJ/SOCA 365 "Race, Crime, Law"