Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 326

Sociology of Violence


Description

Violence occupies a paradoxical place in western societies. It is both censured and legitimated. It evokes horror and yet acts of violence appear on a routine basis in many forms of entertainment, including television programmes for children. Drawing on writings from a variety of intellectual traditions this course explores the contested nature of violence through an examination of a number of contemporary debates about the causes, agents, consequences, as well responses to and interventions in, incidents of "ordinary" and sometimes everyday, interpersonal violence.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr David Mayeda

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SOCIOL 326: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 15 points at Stage II in Sociology and CRIM 201 or 202


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