2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSWRK 1150 FYS - Prison Stories: Personal Experiences of Incarceration

This First Year Seminar course will engage students in a discussion about the experiences of incarcerated women and their lives.  We will discuss pre-incarceration, incarceration, and community re-integration experiences.  These discussions of transition will be blended with discussions about the first-year student’s transitional experience.  While learning about the group of women’s experiences, students will also experience writing their own stories.  All First-year seminars engage students in inquiry that reflects the mission and values of Lesley University, encouraging reflection on the connection between the university and society and honoring critical thinking skills in a collaborative environment.