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SOCY 3335 Theorizing Torture (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the historical uses of torture in order to address its contemporary relevance, as well as the practice of it in democratic societies. In doing so, we will consider important ethical, social psychological, and sociological explanations of torture. We will then evaluate these explanations through close studies of films, documentaries, memoirs, and investigations of historical cases of torture - such as during The Algerian War and at Abu Ghraib.


Instructor(s): Jared Del Rosso

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13