Michigan college class focuses on ‘Orange is the New Black’ series

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KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Saginaw Valley State University is offering a new course focusing on a popular Netflix series about a female prison.

Assistant Professor of English Kim Lacey will use “Orange is the New Black” as a basis when she teaches Writing about Oppression on TV this winter. She plans to discuss issues related to race, gender, class and sexual orientation with examples from the show’s plotlines.

Her students will supplement episodes of “Orange is the New Black,” which they’ll watch in and outside of the classroom, with a textbook that delves into the same issues presented in other media.

Lacey tells The Saginaw News that she loves the show and wants to keep talking about it. She says a lot of her students also watch the show and wish to gain a better understanding of it.

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