The Culture of Violence

A study of important ideas and problems as they are reflected in the world's literature, psychology and sociology. The psychology 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.

Instructions for Focal Study 2

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)
ENGL 324 Post Colonial Literature: Conquests Retold 4 credits
FREN 320 Women's Writing in the Francophone World 4 credits

GSS 201


SOC 102

Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies


Social Problems

4 credits
HIST 205 The Crusades 4 credits
HIST 232 The Holocaust 4 credits
HIST 233 WWII: Global & Social Perspectives 4 credits
HIST 313 World War II in History and Memory 4 credits
HIST 335 The Era of the First World War 4 credits
HIST 342 Civil War and Reconstruction 4 credits
HIST 370 Crime, Corruption, and Scandal 4 credits
POLS 226 The Politics of Surveillance 4 credits
POLS/PSJ 321 Protest, Dissent and Social Change 4 credits
PSJ/SOCWK 215 Conflict Resolution 2 credits
PSY/PSJ 208 Addictions and Society 4 credits
PSY 345 Children and Violence 4 credits
SOC 366 Deviance (formerly SOC 266) 4 credits