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

   OR

SOC 102

   OR

SOC 110

  OR

SOC 120

OR

SOC 130

Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies

   OR

Social Problems (no longer offered)

   OR

Understanding the Apocalypse

   OR

Image, Society, and Identity

   OR

Stump the Sociologist

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