Marian Court College offers courses in criminal justice, fiction writing

Marian Court College will offer a January intersession course in criminal justice from Jan. 2-16, 2014. The intensive 10-day class  – Gender, Race and Justice – will meet from 9 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. on the following days: Jan. 2-3, 6-9 and 13-16. The cost for the three-credit course is $800, and it is open to all students.

This course will address the gender and racial implications of criminal laws and criminal justice practices and programs. Students will examine theories of social inequality and the impact it has had on women and minorities in the criminal-justice system. The course will examine the disparate treatment these groups receive, as evidenced by official statistics and empirical research reports.  

The course will be taught by Marian Court professor Adam Stearn, who has a Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy from Northeastern University and has previously taught at Northeastern, Boston University and George Mason University.

Marian Court is also offering a Fiction Writers’ Workshop and a Young Fiction Writers’ Workshop. Both are 8-week courses that will provide instruction in supporting ideas with such craft elements as character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, setting, pacing, voice and theme.

The Fiction Writers’ Workshop will be held on Tuesday nights from 6-9 starting on Jan. 14. The Young Fiction Writers’ Workshop, open to students age 13-18, will be held on Wednesday nights starting Jan. 15. The cost for each course is $400.

The Fiction Writers workshops will be taught by Marian Court English professor Rick Wormwood, an award-winning writer who holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in Journalism/English from Memphis University.


For more information or to register for these courses, visit www.mariancourt.edu


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