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SOCY 5563 Trauma,Culture and Coping (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will introduce students to various theoretical approaches to trauma and traumatic impact and examine the sociological, psychological, and service oriented implications of these approaches. Multiple types of trauma will be conceptualized and investigated; from interpersonal level traumas like child sexual abuse and rape, to mass level traumas such as the Holocaust, U.S. slavery, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack against the U.S. Larger socio-cultural forces will be examined in analyzing both the exposure to and recovery from traumatic events. The course will be highly attuned to differences based on race, class, and gender.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): C. Shawn McGuffey

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13