The Ohio Prison Education Exchange Project Offers Record Number of Spring Courses

October 31, 2022

The Ohio Prison Education Exchange Project Offers Record Number of Spring Courses

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Description

The Ohio Prison Education Exchange Project (OPEEP) — a 2020 recipient of the GAHDT Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Grant — is looking forward to facilitating a record number of courses in the upcoming spring 2023 semester.

Seven unique, collaborative courses bringing together campus students and incarcerated students at two prison facilities will amount to the project's greatest number of courses in a single semester yet. With instructors from Ohio State's Columbus, Newark and Lima campuses, course subjects will span a wide variety of academic disciplines and geographic locations. Four classes will take place at the Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW) in Marysville, Ohio, and three will meet at the Southeastern Correctional Institution (SCI) in Lancaster, Ohio.  


Open seats remain in all courses aside from Sociology 2211, and OPEEP encourages interested students to apply by completing the brief online application. Students (as well as interested staff and faculty) may also find more information, including detailed enrollment instructions, by visiting the Student Resources page of the OPEEP website. Full course descriptions and details can be found on the Courses page of the OPEEP website (opeep.osu.edu).

Courses based at the Ohio Reformatory for Women include:

  • ENG 2268: Introductory Creative Nonfiction Writing
    With Lima Campus Professor David Adams
  • SOC 2211S: Corrections: An OPEEP Course 
    With Columbus Campus Professor Terrance Hinton (FULL)
  • ENG 2275: Literatures of Addiction
    With Newark Campus Professor David Ruderman
  • WGSS 2822: Introduction to Queer Studies 
    With Columbus Campus Professor Shannon Winnubst

Courses based at the Southeastern Correctional Institution include:

  • ENR 2300: Society and Natural Resources 
    With Columbus Campus Professor Alia Dietsch
    PHIL 2194: The Philosophy of Happiness 
    With Columbus Campus Professor Amy Shuster
  • GEOG 3600: Space, Power and Political Geography
    With Newark Campus Professor Kenneth Madsen

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Contact

Please reach out to OPEEP Program Coordinators Babette Cieskowski (ciskowski.1@osu.edu) or Nicole Edgerton (Egerton.31@osu.edu) with any questions or concerns.