Class Highlight – Human Trafficking and Prostitution


Class Highlight – Human Trafficking and Prostitution

What class?

LSCJ 5283-101 – Human Trafficking and Prostitution

Why is it cool?

Human Trafficking, a modern form of slavery, has emerged as a significant global problem, as has prostitution.

The Human Trafficking and Prostitution course is an in-depth survey of human trafficking and prostitution, focusing on select countries around the world, including the United States. Students will unpack the international debate on trafficking and prostitution by examining the intersections of contemporary social issues, gender bias, poverty, social hierarchies and culture that perpetuate human trafficking.

Throughout the course, students will critique mainstream trafficking frameworks, which often have unintended consequences resulting in the re-victimization of vulnerable people. Students will also explore feminist debates on sex work and competing policy approaches to regulating sex work, with particular emphasis on the problems associated with attempting to end trafficking by resorting to punitive anti-sex work laws.

Talk to your advisor to see if this class might be right for you, or explore what else is offered by the College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.