Spring 2021


Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-135


Kristin Bumiller (Section 01)


This course will explore the meaning of justice and its realization in everyday life. We will consider individuals’ perceptions of justice and the significance of the concept in the relationship between citizens and government. We will examine how social movements attempt to seek justice and how this quest for justice defines their strategies and goals. And finally we consider how efforts to seek justice are realized, delayed, or blocked in institutional settings, such as in workplace organizations, prisons, state bureaucracies, and the courts. The course will be taught in an “Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program” format, enrolling equal number of students from Amherst College and a Prison. The course will be taught via zoom for both Amherst College and incarcerated students. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Spring semester. Professor Bumiller.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to political science majors.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Writing, Online Only


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021, Spring 2022