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Winter Interterm Courses

Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

SOCI 2795 - 4 credits

Dates: November 26 - December 1, 2018
Location: Montgomery, AL
Instructor: Scott Phillips & Justin Marceau
Registration Deadline: October 19 or when course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED)


This course examines: the history of capital punishment in America (facts/trends, public opinion, legislation, and jurisprudence); the history of capital punishment in Colorado; arguments often made for abolishing the death penalty (arbitrariness, cost, and innocence); and arguments often made for retaining the death penalty (closure, deterrence, incapacitation, and retribution). Because science cannot answer moral questions, the course does not attempt to answer the question of whether the state should execute criminals. But the course does include information that might be helpful in contemplating such a profound question.

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Program Fee: $775 (Fee covers airfare, lodging, most meals, group activities, entrance fees, ground transportation.)
Cancellation Fee: $775 (Billed to student account in the event the student drops the course.)

*These expenses are estimates subject to change. Cost of tuition is additional.

Contact: Scott Phillips or Justin Marceau 

Apply/Register: Complete the Interterm Student Registration Form.

Apply for financial aid: Complete the Interterm Financial Aid Application (offered first-come, first-serve).