FYS 101 True Crime in Film

This course will explore the historical, social, economic aspects of true crime events in the United States and the depiction of these stories and celebrated real life cases in film.  Infamous crimes throughout history will be covered, as well as some aspects of the criminal justice system including courts, policing, and corrections. Students will explore the system within historical, social, economic, and political contexts. Each week, students will watch a feature film in its entirety and discuss the film within the context of readings that focus on issues raised in the film.