First Gen Phoenix Living & Learning Community

The First Gen Phoenix Living Learning Community (LLC) is an inclusive living environment for students who identify as first-generation college students, meaning neither parent has a four year college degree. Located in Small Hall, students in the First Gen Phoenix LLC not only live on the same floor, but also attend classes and events together. The community helps build a strong support network and foster lifelong friendships with other students experiencing a similar transition to college. Students in the LLC will take a First Year Seminar (FYS) course together and will interact with faculty both inside and outside the classroom.
What is HUM STUD 198?
Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex - This course traces the histories and forms of imprisonment in the United States from the era of chattel slavery to contemporary methods in human bondage employed during the twenty-first century. We will investigate the ways in which socioeconomic class, region, religion, sexuality, citizenship, and especially gender and race have shaped the everyday experiences of individuals who have lived in a state of incarceration. Drawing on the work of scholars of history, sociology, cultural anthropology, political science, and media studies, we will trace how power relations have influenced popular perspectives on incarcerated peoples who have lived not only in the U.S., but also abroad. [reserved for First Gen LLC]