2. The Culture of Violence

A study of important ideas and problems as they are reflected in the world's literature, psychology and sociology. The pyschology of violence will be studied together with the ways to nourish a society to avoid what seems to be an innate aspect of the human experience: violence to achieve one's ends. War, racism, death, censorship, film, civil disobedience, minority literature and the Holocaust are examples of characteristic topics.

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.


First Cluster (complete 3 courses)
PSJ 220 Man's Inhumanity to Man  4 credits
FREN 320 Women's Writing in the Francophone World 4 credits
GSS 201    Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies 4 credits
HIST 205 The Crusades 4 credits
HIST 232 The Holocaust    4 credits    
HIST 233 WWII: Global & Social Perspectives 4 credits
HIST 335    The Era of the First World War  4 credits  
HIST 342 Civil War and Reconstruction 4 credits 
POLS 226  The Politics of Surveillance 4 credits
POLS 321/PSJ 321  Protest, Dissent and Social Change 4 credits
PSJ 215  Conflict Resolution  2 credits 
PSY 208/PSJ 208 Addictions and Society 4 credits  
PSY 345 Children and Violence 4 credits
SOC 102   Social Problems  4 credits
SOC 266    Deviance   4 credits