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SOCY 1503 Understanding Race, Gender and Violence (Fall: 6 )


Course Description

This course explores pressing problems of modern race and gender-based violence across the globe, including domestic violence, youth gangs, police violence, sexual assault, and genocide. Using both historical and sociological perspectives, we will examine the roots of such violence, the ways in which it has been expressed, the meanings attached to it, and its implications for society--particularly for racial/ethnic minorities, women, and LGBT people. The lab for the course will involve students in collaborative work with local anti-violence projects and organizations in the Boston area.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marilynn Johnson and Shawn McGuffey

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: HIST1503

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Complex Problems


Last Updated: 05-May-15