Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: DRA                                     Course Number: 225                                    
Course Title: Criminal Justice in the Theatre
Subject: Drama
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The course will investigate the portrayal of violence, conflict, crime, criminals, and justice on stage and screen and how such representations shape society's perception of criminal justice issues; the course will also explore how theatrical techniques can be used in conflict intervention, criminal justice rehabilitation, and law enforcement training. Students will read plays, observe theatre productions and film, and may engage in playwriting and role-play as part of their course work. Students will participate in class discussions on the historical and contemporary issues focusing on the performing arts and criminal justice.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Cultural Studies: Fine Arts

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: